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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Example sentences
Multiple courses are interspersed with bagpipe music and poetry readings.
But on this anniversary, it had been the strains of the bagpipe, which had brought the crowd together.
This article is on the bagpipe part for the musical office, see cantor.
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