bag pipe

bagpipe

[bag-pahyp]
noun
1.
Often, bagpipes. a reed instrument consisting of a melody pipe and one or more accompanying drone pipes protruding from a windbag into which the air is blown by the mouth or a bellows.
verb (used with object), bagpiped, bagpiping.
2.
Nautical. to back (a fore-and-aft sail) by hauling the sheet to windward.

Origin:
1300–50; Middle English baggepipe. See bag, pipe1

bagpiper, noun
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bagpipe (ˈbæɡˌpaɪp)
 
n
(modifier) of or relating to the bagpipes: a bagpipe maker

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bagpipe
late 14c., from bag + pipe; originally a favorite instrument in England as well as the Celtic lands, but by 1912 English army officers' slang for it was agony bags.
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