- The only time I have seen this word used is by the mentor of our senior design team. However, oddly enough, nobody else actually noticed that the word was spelled/used incorrectly. This is possibly because “bellow” and “billow” are both very uncommon words in the English language, so years of disuse have led them to be conflated in a manner similar to input/imput.
verb; other word formation type accidental misspelling
Same definition as “billow”
Etymology : From the current English word “billow”
Source : “Overall, continue with your current plan to test oil delivery. Key thing is to try to have a relatively long trial (several feet, hopefully 10 or 12 vertical feet) of oil delivery. For this test, it will be important to constrain the fabric so it does not bellow out. The easiest solution would be wood extending down both sides of the drain.” (email from senior design team sponsor, 11/4/2016)
Last modified: 9 December 2016