Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A bugle with valves, similar to the cornet but having a wider bore.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A hunting-horn.
  • noun A kind of bugle.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun a brass wind instrument resembling a cornet but with a wider bore, and having three valves.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun 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 WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun a brass instrument resembling a cornet but with a wider bore

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[German Flügelhorn : Flügel, flank (from its use to summon flanks during a battle) (from Middle High German vlügel, wing, flank; see pleu- in Indo-European roots) + Horn, horn (from Middle High German, from Old High German; see ker- in Indo-European roots).]

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Borrowing from German Flügelhorn, from Flügel ("wing, flank") + horn

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