fipple

fipple

[fip-uhl]
noun Music.
a plug stopping the upper end of a pipe, as a recorder or a whistle, and having a narrow slit through which the player blows.

Origin:
1620–30; perhaps special use of dial. fipple loose lower lip, pouting lip; compare Old Norse flipi lower lip of a horse, Norwegian flipe flap, lappet. See flip1, flap, flabby

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fipple (ˈfɪpəl)
 
n
1.  a wooden plug forming a flue in the end of a pipe, as the mouthpiece of a recorder
2.  a similar device in an organ pipe with a flutelike tone
 
[C17: of unknown origin]

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