from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A free-reed keyboard wind instrument.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A small variety of pipe-organ, invented by J. A. Stein in 1770, which was intended to be set upon a harpsichord or similar instrument so that a melody could be played upon it while the accompaniment was played upon the harpsichord.


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