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  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Bourdon  \Bour"don\,  n.  [F.,  fr  L.  burdo  mule,  esp.  one  used  for 
  carrying  litters.  Cf  Sp  muleta  a  young  she  mule;  also 
  crutch,  prop.] 
  A  pilgrim's  staff. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Bourdon  \Bour"don`\,  n.  [F.  See  {Burden}  a  refrain.]  (Mus.) 
  a  A  drone  bass,  as  in  a  bagpipe,  or  a  hurdy-gurdy.  See 
  {Burden}  (of  a  song.) 
  b  A  kind  of  organ  stop. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  bourdon 
  n  :  a  pipe  of  the  bagpipe  that  is  tuned  to  produce  a  single 
  continuous  tone  [syn:  {drone},  {drone  pipe}] 




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