from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A mechanical instrument on which a tune is played by the action of a revolving cylinder fitted with pegs or pins that open pipe valves supplied by a bellows.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A musical instrument in which air from a bellows is admitted to a set of pipes by means of pins inserted into a revolving barrel.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. an instrument for producing music by the action of a revolving cylinder.
- n. etc. See under Barrel, Choir, etc.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. An organ with a cylinder or barrel turned by a crank and furnished with pegs or staples, which, when the barrel revolves, open a series of valves admitting currents of air from a bellows actuated by the same motion to a set of pipes, thus producing a tune either in melody or in harmony.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a musical instrument that makes music by rotation of a cylinder studded with pegs
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