horn-pipe

hornpipe

[hawrn-pahyp]
noun
1.
an English folk clarinet having one ox horn concealing the reed and another forming the bell.
2.
a lively jiglike dance, originally to music played on a hornpipe, performed usually by one person, and traditionally a favorite of sailors.
3.
a piece of music for or in the style of such a dance.

Origin:
1350–1400; Middle English. See horn, pipe1

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hornpipe (ˈhɔːnˌpaɪp)
 
n
1.  an obsolete reed instrument with a mouthpiece made of horn
2.  an old British solo dance to a hornpipe accompaniment, traditionally performed by sailors
3.  a piece of music for such a dance

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