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  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Bagpipe  \Bag"pipe\,  n. 
  A  musical  wind  instrument,  now  used  chiefly  in  the  Highlands 
  of  Scotland. 
 
  Note:  It  consists  of  a  leather  bag,  which  receives  the  air  by 
  a  tube  that  is  stopped  by  a  valve;  and  three  sounding 
  pipes,  into  which  the  air  is  pressed  by  the  performer. 
  Two  of  these  pipes  produce  fixed  tones,  namely,  the 
  bass,  or  key  tone,  and  its  fifth  and  form  together 
  what  is  called  the  drone;  the  third  or  chanter,  gives 
  the  melody. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Bagpipe  \Bag"pipe\,  v.  t. 
  To  make  to  look  like  a  bagpipe. 
 
  {To  bagpipe  the  mizzen}  (Naut.),  to  lay  it  aback  by  bringing 
  the  sheet  to  the  mizzen  rigging.  --Totten. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  bagpipe 
  n  :  blow  air  into  a  bag  and  squeeze  it  out  through  pipes  [syn:  {pipes}] 




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