Meaning of hornpipe

horn•pipe

Pronunciation: (hôrn'pīp"), [key]
— n.
  1. an English folk clarinet having one ox horn concealing the reed and another forming the bell.
  2. a lively jiglike dance, originally to music played on a hornpipe, performed usually by one person, and traditionally a favorite of sailors.
  3. a piece of music for or in the style of such a dance.
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