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concertina


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Concertina  \Con`cer*ti"na\,  n.  [From  It  concerto  a  concert.] 
  A  small  musical  instrument  on  the  principle  of  the  accordion. 
  It  is  a  small  elastic  box,  or  bellows,  having  free  reeds  on 
  the  inside,  and  keys  and  handles  on  the  outside  of  each  of 
  the  two  hexagonal  heads. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  concertina 
  n  1:  a  coiled  barbed  wire  used  as  an  obstacle 
  2:  played  like  an  accordion  by  pushing  its  ends  together  to 
  force  air  through  the  reeds 
  v  :  collapse  like  a  concertina 




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