One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
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 front of the windchest and the inside surfaces of the bellows box are painted red and outlined with green.’
- ‘A consummate craftsman, his experience was largely in casework, windchests and wood pipe construction.’
- ‘The frames are what hold the windchests and the pipes that are mounted on the windchests.’
- ‘The only major alteration was with the windchests, where the bottom boards were replaced with plywood.’
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