fipple

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n fipple a wooden plug forming a flue pipe (as the mouthpiece of a recorder)
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Fipple fẽr A stopper, as in a wind instrument of music.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n fipple The under lip.
    • n fipple A stopper, as at the mouth of a musical wind-instrument.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
perh. fr. L. fibula, a clasp, a pin; cf. Prov. E. fible, a stick used to stir pottage