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English definition of “nostril”

nostril

noun [C]     /ˈnɒs.trəl/ US  /ˈnɑː.strəl/
C2 either of the two openings in the nose through which air moves when you breathe: The horses came to a halt, steam streaming from their nostrils.The nose
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