• synonyms

pipe major

  1. the noncommissioned officer, generally of warrant officer's rank, who is responsible for the training, duty, and discipline of a military or civilian pipe band
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Historical Examples

  • I forget who the rest were, but we were joined by John M'Leod, the pipe-major, and one or two more.

    Reminiscences of the Great Mutiny 1857-59

    William Forbes-Mitchell