Bom*bar"do (?), Bom*bar"don (?), n. [It. bombardo.] Mus.
Originally, a deep-toned instrument of the oboe or bassoon family; thence, a bass reed stop on the organ. The name bombardon is now given to a brass instrument, the lowest of the saxhorns, in tone resembling the ophicleide.
© Webster 1913.