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fipple

[fip-uh l] /ˈfɪp əl/
noun, Music.
1.
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
1620-1630
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/
noun
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
Word Origin
C17: of unknown origin
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