- a pipe organ of ancient Greece and Rome using water pressure to maintain the air supply.
Origin of hydraulus
1870–75; < Latin < Greek hýdraulos water organ, equivalent to hydr- hydr-1 + aulós pipe
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Historical Examples of hydraulus
(mosaics), where the buccinator is accompanied on the hydraulus.