from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A small opening; a vent.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A small hole; specifically, in musical instruments of the wood wind group, a vent or finger-hole.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun A small hole, as the stop in a flute; a vent.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun a puff of air coming through a hole in a wind instrument


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