Part of speech: noun

The duct by which the breath is carried to and from the lungs.

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Usage examples "windpipe":

  1. The truth was, he wanted to cry and he wanted to laugh at the same time, and the impulses were crossed in his windpipe. - "Flowing Gold", Rex Beach.
  2. Anyway, on Monday between three and four, clear out your windpipe so as to read me a part before dinner. - "The George Sand-Gustave Flaubert Letters", George Sand, Gustave Flaubert Translated by A.L. McKensie.
  3. This spasmodic action produces a gasp, causing the air to rush through the mouth and nostrils, and enter the windpipe and upper portion of the flat and contracted lungs, which, like a sponge partly immersed in water, immediately expand. - "The Book of Household Management", Mrs. Isabella Beeton.