hornpipe

Primary Meanings of hornpipe

1.
n
an ancient (now obsolete) single-reed woodwind; usually made of bone
2.
n
a British solo dance performed by sailors
Full Definitions of hornpipe
1

n an ancient (now obsolete) single-reed woodwind; usually made of bone

Synonyms:
pibgorn, stockhorn
Type of:
single-reed instrument, single-reed woodwind
a beating-reed instrument with a single reed (as a clarinet or saxophone)
2

n a British solo dance performed by sailors

Type of:
folk dance, folk dancing
a style of dancing that originated among ordinary people (not in the royal courts)

n music for dancing the hornpipe

Type of:
dance music
music to dance to

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