The bellows for a church organ
Etymology 1 Edit
Middle English , plural of belwes , belu , a northern form of belw , from beli Old English belg
bellows A device for delivering
pressurized air in a controlled quantity to a controlled location. At its most simple terms a bellows is a container which is deformable in such a way as to alter its volume which has an outlet or outlets where one wishes to blow air.
When wood fires were common, so were bellows for helping start them.
: 1913, Joseph C. Lincoln, chapter 8, Mr. Pratt's Patients
That concertina was a wonder in its way. The handles that was on it first was wore out long ago, and he'd made new ones of braided rope yarn. And the bellows was patched in more places than a cranberry picker's overalls. Any flexible
container or enclosure, as one used to cover a moving joint.
( informal or archaic ) The lungs.
( photography ) Flexible, light-tight enclosures connecting the lensboard and the camera back.
Usage notes Edit "Bellows" is used with both singular and plural verbs. One can even find "A bellows is/was".
Related terms Edit
( փուքս pʿukʿs) Azeri:
сильфон ( m sиlʹfon) Bulgarian:
духало (bg) ( n pl duhalo) Cebuano:
風箱 , (zh) 风箱 ( (zh) fēngxiāng) Czech:
měch m Dutch:
blaasbalg (nl) Estonian:
palkeet pl French:
soufflet (fr) m German:
Blasebalg (de) m Hausa:
, mafuri zigazigai White Hmong:
físir , m físar , m pl físibelgur , m físibelgir m pl Indonesian:
puputan (id) Italian:
soffietto (it) m
鞴 ( (ja) ) ふいご, fuigo Korean:
풀무 ( (ko) pulmu) Latvian:
plēšas pl Malay:
( хөөрөг höörög) Norwegian:
blåsebelg n Old Irish:
bolg m, f Polish:
miech m Portuguese:
fole (pt) m Russian:
меха (ru) ( m pl mexá), мехи (ru) ( m pl mexí) Serbo-Croatian:
mijeh , m mȇh m Somali:
fuelle (es) Swedish:
blåsbälg c Tagalog:
körük (tr) Uzbek:
bosqon , (uz) dam (uz) Vietnamese:
bể (vi) Zulu:
any flexible container or enclosure
Etymology 2 Edit
plural form of bellow
third-person singular simple present indicative form of bellow Last modified on 17 February 2014, at 04:57