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air blad·der

a gas-filled sac that is present in most fish and functions as a hydrostatic organ; it is located beneath the vertebral column primarily in the anterior abdomen and is connected with the esophagus in some species (for example, goldfish). Oxygen is transferred from a rich venous sinus into the swim bladder to increase buoyancy.
Synonym(s): swim bladder

air bladder

n.
2. See float.
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Without any inflation, the plate to which the air bladder is connected is barely more than half an inch thick, so if there's a big enough gap for you to slide your hand down there, it's a sufficient gap for the mounting plate.
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