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
Definition of Bellows
George Wesley 1882–1925 American painter
BELLOWS Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of bellows for English Language Learners
: a device that produces a strong current of air when its sides are pressed together
BELLOWS Defined for Kids
Definition of bellows for Students
: 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.
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