Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The tube passing from the larynx to the division of the bronchi which conveys the air in respiration to and from the lungs. See trachea, and cut under mouth.

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

  • noun (Anat.) The passage for the breath from the larynx to the lungs; the trachea; the weasand. See Illust. under lung.

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

  • noun The trachea.
  • noun Any duct for air or other gas.
  • noun rare A section of road or bridleway which has a reputation for having strong crosswinds or localized wind swirls.
  • noun rare, UK, slang The anus.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun membranous tube with cartilaginous rings that conveys inhaled air from the larynx to the bronchi

Etymologies

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Examples

  • The windpipe is clogged by thick, sticky mucus resulting from toxins made by the bacteria.

    Trivia Corner

  • Grasp the windpipe from the chest cavity, and pull the heart and lungs out toward the entrails on the ground.

    Field & Stream

  • Grasp the windpipe from the chest cavity, and pull the heart and lungs out toward the entrails on the ground.

    Field & Stream

  • Lemme tell you, scalding sausage in the windpipe is NOT a fun feeling.

    Gooooood Morning

  • The windpipe is the musical organ, and it is often very curiously formed.

    Rural Hours

  • He is pulling Zoe's leash and choking her - her windpipe is the size of a toothpick you dont pull her leash - does he not know that?

    Archive 2009-02-01

  • He is pulling Zoe's leash and choking her - her windpipe is the size of a toothpick you dont pull her leash - does he not know that?

    Weekend Roundup...

  • I've always found that crushing her windpipe is a lot more effective.

    Adventures in kissing.

  • Typically, what people will do is actually make a little -- you see the little model here -- they make an incision in the neck and actually find the windpipe, which is right here.

    CNN Transcript Feb 24, 2005

  • -- This is caused by an accumulation of material in the windpipe, which is coughed up in pieces of pipe-like substance, and which, if not removed, threatens suffocation.

    Papers on Health

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  • Simple and descriptive.

    July 2, 2008