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Meaning of BELLOWS

Pronunciation:  'belowz

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  a mechanical device that blows air onto a fire to make it burn more fiercely
 

BELLOWS is a 7 letter word that starts with B.

 

 Synonyms: blower
 
 See Also: mechanical device

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Bel"lows\, n. sing. & pl. [OE. bely, below, belly,
bellows, AS. b[ae]lg, b[ae]lig, bag, bellows, belly. Bellows
is prop. a pl. and the orig. sense is bag. See {Belly}.]
An instrument, utensil, or machine, which, by alternate
expansion and contraction, or by rise and fall of the top,
draws in air through a valve and expels it through a tube for
various purposes, as blowing fires, ventilating mines, or
filling the pipes of an organ with wind.

{Bellows camera}, in photography, a form of camera, which can
   be drawn out like an accordion or bellows.

{Hydrostatic bellows}. See {Hydrostatic}.

{A pair of bellows}, the ordinary household instrument for
   blowing fires, consisting of two nearly heart-shaped
   boards with handles, connected by leather, and having a
   valve and tube.

 
Easton Bible Dictionary
 
 Definition: 

occurs only in Jer. 6:29, in relation to the casting of metal. Probably they consisted of leather bags similar to those common in Egypt.

 

 

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