Meaning of windchest in English:


Pronunciation /wɪndtʃɛst/


  • A chest or box in an organ which receives wind from the bellows and admits it to the pipes or reeds.

    ‘The player supports the windchest with both hands, and pushes keys which are connected to each tube.’
    • ‘The only major alteration was with the windchests, where the bottom boards were replaced with plywood.’
    • ‘A consummate craftsman, his experience was largely in casework, windchests and wood pipe construction.’
    • ‘The front of the windchest and the inside surfaces of the bellows box are painted red and outlined with green.’
    • ‘The frames are what hold the windchests and the pipes that are mounted on the windchests.’