Cornet-a-piston

Cornet-a-piston

Cor"net-[`a]-pis`ton\ (k?r"n?t-?-p?s"t?n; F. k?r`n?`?p?s`t?n"), n.; pl. Cornets-[`a]-piston. [F.] (Mus.) A brass wind instrument, like the trumpet, furnished with valves moved by small pistons or sliding rods; a cornopean; a cornet.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, © 1996, 1998 MICRA, Inc.
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