Definition of air pipe in English:

air pipe

Pronunciation /ˈɛː pʌɪp/


  • A pipe for the supply or passage of air, as a bronchial tube, a ventilation pipe, etc.


Mid 17th century; earliest use found in Nicholas Culpeper (1616–1654), physician and astrologer. From air + pipe, originally ultimately after post-classical Latin fistula spiritalis trachea (3rd or 4th century a.d. in Lactantius; compare spiritus fistula, fistula spiritualis.