from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A bugle with valves, similar to the cornet but having a wider bore.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A brass instrument resembling a cornet but with a wider, conical bore, and usually with three valves, in the same B-flat pitch as many trumpets and cornets but with a more deeply conical mouthpiece than those. A bugle with valves.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. a brass wind instrument resembling a cornet but with a wider bore, and having three valves.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A hunting-horn.
- n. A kind of bugle.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a brass instrument resembling a cornet but with a wider bore
German Flügelhorn : Flügel, flank (from its use to summon flanks during a battle) (from Middle High German vlügel, wing, flank) + Horn, horn (from Middle High German, from Old High German).(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Borrowing from German Flügelhorn, from Flügel ("wing, flank") + horn (Wiktionary)