What does the word windpipe mean?

Usage examples for 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 by 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 by 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 by Mrs. Isabella Beeton