barrel organ









barrel organ


noun

  1. a musical instrument in which air from a bellows is admitted to a set of pipes by means of pins inserted into a revolving barrel; hand organ.

noun

  1. an instrument consisting of a cylinder turned by a handle and having pins on it that interrupt the air flow to certain pipes, thereby playing any of a number of tunesSee also hurdy-gurdy
  2. a similar instrument in which the projections on a rotating barrel pluck a set of strings

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