alpenhorn

noun
al·pen·horn | \ˈal-pən-ˌhȯrn \
variants: or alphorn \ˈalp-ˌhȯrn \

Definition of alpenhorn 

: a straight wooden horn 5 to 14 feet (about 1.5 to 4.3 meters) in length used chiefly by Swiss herdsmen

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First Known Use of alpenhorn

1811, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for alpenhorn

German, from Alpen + Horn horn

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