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)


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