from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- noun 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 The Century Dictionary.
- noun 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 Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.
- noun A
musical instrumentin which air from a bellowsis admitted to a set of pipesby means of pins inserted into a revolving barrel.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- noun a musical instrument that makes music by rotation of a cylinder studded with pegs
Sorry, no etymologies found.
Sorry, no example sentences found.