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bel·lows

 (bĕl′ōz, -əz)
pl.n. (used with a sing. or pl. verb)
1.
a. An apparatus for producing a strong current of air, as for sounding a pipe organ or increasing the draft to a fire, consisting of a flexible, valved air chamber that is contracted and expanded by pumping to force the air through a nozzle.
b. Something, such as the pleated windbag of an accordion, that resembles this apparatus.
2. The lungs.

[Middle English belowes, from Old English belgas, pl. of belg; see bhelgh- in Indo-European roots.]

bellows

(ˈbɛləʊz)
n (functioning as singular or plural)
1. (Mechanical Engineering) Also called: pair of bellows an instrument consisting of an air chamber with flexible sides or end, a means of compressing it, an inlet valve, and a constricted outlet that is used to create a stream of air, as for producing a draught for a fire or for sounding organ pipes
2. (Photography) photog a telescopic light-tight sleeve, connecting the lens system of some cameras to the body of the instrument
3. (Mechanical Engineering) a flexible corrugated element used as an expansion joint, pump, or means of transmitting axial motion
[C16: from plural of Old English belig belly]

bel•lows

(ˈbɛl oʊz, -əz)

n. (used with a sing. or pl. v.)
1. a device for producing a strong current of air, consisting of a chamber that can be expanded to draw in air through a valve and contracted to expel it through a tube.
2. something resembling a bellows in form, as the collapsible part of some cameras.
3. the lungs.
[before 900; Middle English bel(o)wes (pl.), Old English belga, short for blǣst belg literally, blowing bag]

Bel•lows

(ˈbɛl oʊz)

n.
George Wesley, 1882–1925, U.S. painter.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.bellows - a mechanical device that blows a strong current of airbellows - a mechanical device that blows a strong current of air; used to make a fire burn more fiercely or to sound a musical instrument
blower - a device that produces a current of air
plural, plural form - the form of a word that is used to denote more than one
Translations
blaasbalk
مُنْفاخ كير الحَدّاد
měchměchy
blæsebælg
paljepalkeet
fújtató
físibelgur
dumplės
plēšas
mech

bellows

[ˈbeləʊz] NPLfuelle msing
a pair of bellowsun fuelle

bellows

[ˈbɛləʊz] npl (for fire, in forge)soufflet mbell pepper n (mainly US)poivron mbell push n (British)bouton m de sonnettebell ringer nsonneur m de cloche

bellows

plBlasebalg m; a pair of bellowsein Blasebalg

bellows

[ˈbɛləʊz] npl (of forge, organ) → mantice m; (for fire) → soffietto

bellows

(ˈbeləuz) noun plural
an instrument for making a current of air.
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