bagpipe

[ bag-pahyp ]
/ ˈbægˌpaɪp /

noun

Often bagpipes. a reed instrument consisting of a melody pipe and one or more accompanying drone pipes protruding from a windbag into which the air is blown by the mouth or a bellows.

verb (used with object), bag·piped, bag·pip·ing.

Nautical. to back (a fore-and-aft sail) by hauling the sheet to windward.

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Origin of bagpipe

First recorded in 1300–50, bagpipe is from the Middle English word baggepipe.See bag, pipe1

OTHER WORDS FROM bagpipe

bagpiper, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for bagpipe

bagpipe
/ (ˈbæɡˌpaɪp) /

noun

(modifier) of or relating to the bagpipesa bagpipe maker
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