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Meaning of BAGPIPE

Pronunciation:  'bag`pIp

WordNet Dictionary
[n]  a wind instrument; the player blows air into a bag and squeezes it out through pipes

BAGPIPE is a 7 letter word that starts with B.


 Synonyms: pipes
 See Also: bourdon, chanter, drone, drone pipe, melody pipe, musette, shepherd's pipe, wind, wind instrument



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Bag"pipe\, n.
    A musical wind instrument, now used chiefly in the Highlands
    of Scotland.
    Note: It consists of a leather bag, which receives the air by
          a tube that is stopped by a valve; and three sounding
          pipes, into which the air is pressed by the performer.
          Two of these pipes produce fixed tones, namely, the
          bass, or key tone, and its fifth, and form together
          what is called the drone; the third, or chanter, gives
          the melody.
  2. \Bag"pipe\, v. t.
    To make to look like a bagpipe.
    {To bagpipe the mizzen} (Naut.), to lay it aback by bringing
       the sheet to the mizzen rigging. --Totten.
Dream Dictionary
 Definition: Hearing pleasing music from a bagpipe means good fortune and contentment. Hearing unpleasant music from a bagpipe means that misfortune will head your way.