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Definition: Vent feather
, n. [OE. fent, fente, a slit, F. fente a slit,
cleft, fissure, from fendre to split, L. findere; but
probably confused with F. vent wind, L. ventus. See
, and cf. Vent to snuff.]
1. A small aperture; a hole or passage for air or any fluid
to escape; as, the vent of a cask; the vent of a mold; a
Look, how thy wounds do bleed at many vents. --Shak.
Long't was doubtful, both so closely pent,
Which first should issue from the narrow vent.
(a) (Zo["o]l.) The anal opening of certain invertebrates
and fishes; also, the external cloacal opening of
reptiles, birds, amphibians, and many fishes.
(b) (Gun.) The opening at the breech of a firearm, through
which fire is communicated to the powder of the
(c) (Steam Boilers) Sectional area of the passage for
gases divided by the length of the same passage in
3. Fig.: Opportunity of escape or passage from confinement or
4. Emission; escape; passage to notice or expression;
Without the vent of words. --Milton.
Thou didst make tolerable vent of thy travel.
To give vent to
, to suffer to escape; to let out; to pour
forth; as, to give vent to anger.
To take vent
, to escape; to be made public. [R.]
(Zo["o]l.), one of the anal, or crissal,
feathers of a bird.
(Gun.), a flat raised surface around a vent.
(a) A bush. See 4th Bush
, n., 2.
(b) A breech block.