Bellows

Definition of Bellows

Bel´lows
n. sing. &1.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.

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blower, mechanical device
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