noun horn·pipe \ˈhȯrn-ˌpīp\

Definition of hornpipe

  1. 1 :  a single-reed wind instrument consisting of a wooden or bone pipe with finger holes, a bell, and mouthpiece usually of horn

  2. 2 :  a lively folk dance of the British Isles originally accompanied by hornpipe playing

15th Century

First Known Use of hornpipe

15th century

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