Also called musette bag. a small leather or canvas bag with a shoulder strap, used for carrying personal belongings, food, etc., while hiking, marching, or the like.
a French bagpipe of the 17th and early 18th centuries, with several chambers and drones, and with the wind supplied by a bellows rather than a blowpipe.
a woodwind instrument similar to but smaller than a shawm.
a short musical piece with a drone bass, often forming the middle section of a gavotte.
Origin: 1350–1400; Middle English
< Middle French,
equivalent to muse
bagpipe (derivative of muser
to play the bagpipe < Latin mussāre
to hum; see muse
) + -ette- -ette