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bellows

noun plural but singular or plural in construction bel·lows \ˈbe-(ˌ)lōz, -ləz\

: a device that produces a strong current of air when its sides are pressed together

Full Definition of BELLOWS

1
:  an instrument or machine that by alternate expansion and contraction draws in air through a valve or orifice and expels it through a tube; also :  any of various other blowers
2
:  lungs
3
:  the pleated expansible part in a camera; also :  a metallic or plastic flexible and expansible vessel

Origin of BELLOWS

Middle English bely, below, belwes — more at belly
First Known Use: before 12th century

Bellows

biographical name Bel·lows \ˈbe-(ˌ)lōz\

Definition of BELLOWS

George Wesley 1882–1925 Am. painter
BELLOWS Defined for Kids

bellows

noun plural bel·lows \ˈbe-lōz, -ləz\

Definition of BELLOWS for Kids

:  a device that produces a strong current of air when its sides are pressed together Hint:Bellows can be used as a singular or a plural. <The bellows were used to start the fire.> <The bellows is on the hearth.>
Medical Dictionary

bellows

noun plural but singular or plural in construction bel·lows \ˈbel-(ˌ)ōz, -əz\

Medical Definition of BELLOWS

:  lungs

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