bagpipe

bagpipe [bag′pīp΄]
n.
often pl.a shrill-toned musical instrument with one double-reed pipe operated by finger stops and one or more drone pipes, all of them sounded by air forced with the arm from a leather bag, which is kept filled by the breath: now played chiefly in Scotland
bagpiper
n.

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