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Meaning of CORNET-A-PISTON

 
Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Cor"net-[`a]-pis`ton\ (k?r"n?t-?-p?s"t?n; F.
k?r`n?`?p?s`{t?n}"), n.; pl. {Cornets-[`a]-piston}. [F.]
(Mus.)
A brass wind instrument, like the trumpet, furnished with
valves moved by small pistons or sliding rods; a cornopean; a
cornet.

 

 

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