Bag"pipe (?), n.

A musical wind instrument, now used chiefly in the Highlands of Scotland.

⇒ It consists of a leather bag, which receives the air by a tube that is stopped by a valve; and three sounding pipes, into which the air is pressed by the performer. Two of these pipes produce fixed tones, namely, the bass, or key tone, and its fifth, and form together what is called the drone; the third, or chanter, gives the melody.


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Bag"pipe, v. t.

To make to look like a bagpipe.

To bagpipe the mizzen Naut., to lay it aback by bringing the sheet to the mizzen rigging.



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