Meaning of bagpipe

bag•pipe

Pronunciation: (bag'pīp"), [key]
— n., v., -piped, -pip•ing.
—n.
  1. Often,a reed instrument consisting of a melody pipe and one or more accompanying drone pipes protruding from a windbag into which the air is blown by the mouth or a bellows.
—v.t.
  1. to back (a fore-and-aft sail) by hauling the sheet to windward.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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