from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Any of several upright, valved brass wind instruments used especially in bands.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. An alto or tenor saxhorn
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. An instrument of the saxhorn family, used exclusively in military music, often replacing the French horn.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A musical instrument of the sax-horn class, often used in place of or with the French horn in military bands.
German : alt, alto (from Italian alto; see alto) + Horn, horn; see alpenhorn.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)