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hand organ

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noun

a portable barrel organ played by means of a crank turned by hand.

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Nearby words

hand log, hand mower, hand of glory, hand of writ, hand on, hand organ, hand out, hand over, hand over fist, hand over hand, hand press

Origin of hand organ

An Americanism dating back to 1790–1800
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British Dictionary definitions for hand organ

hand organ


noun

another name for barrel organ
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