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English definition of “windpipe”

windpipe

noun [C]     /ˈwɪnd.paɪp/
the tube in the body that carries air that has been breathed in from the upper end of the throat to the lungs: A bit of food went down my windpipe and gave me a coughing fit. → Synonym tracheaThe mouth and throatThe respiratory system
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