Definitions

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. an Australian percussion instrument used for playing bush music; a long stick with bottle caps nailed loosely to it; played by hitting it with a stick or banging it on the ground

Etymologies

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From lager +‎ -phone. Named by musician John Meredith in 1952.

Examples

  • One of the things I play in a bush band is a lagerphone & seeing me name's Foster it's the only genuine Fosters's

    Woolloomooloo Lair

  • If you have the first version from "A Shearer's Dream" have a listen to the percussion - lagerphone & spoons.

    Woolloomooloo Lair

  • Canberra favourites the VeeBees are going to introduce you to their latest installment Blues n Roots, whether your firing up the ol HQ or XP, lightin a barbie or jus kickin back havin a beer you best get your arse down to see these blokes, where else can you see a lagerphone in all its glory?

    The RiotACT

Comments

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  • I prefer alephone myself.

    April 2, 2010

  • Also, what you pick up when you desperately need a beer.

    April 2, 2010

  • WordNet has nailed it.

    April 2, 2010