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pitch pipe

noun
1.
a small flute or reed pipe producing one or more pitches when blown into, used chiefly for establishing the proper pitch in singing or in tuning a musical instrument.
Also called tuning pipe.
Origin
1705-1715
1705-15
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British Dictionary definitions for pitch-pipe

pitch pipe

noun
1.
a small pipe, esp one having a reed like a harmonica, that sounds a note or notes of standard frequency. It is used for establishing the correct starting note for unaccompanied singing
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Word Origin and History for pitch-pipe
n.

1711, from pitch (n.) in the musical sense + pipe (n.1).

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