hornpipe vs stockhorn what difference

what is difference between hornpipe and stockhorn

English

Etymology

From Middle English hornpipe, hornpype, hornepipe, equivalent to horn +‎ pipe; so called because the bell at the open end was sometimes made of horn.

Noun

hornpipe (plural hornpipes)

  1. (music) A musical instrument consisting of a wooden pipe, with holes at intervals.
  2. A solo dance commonly associated with seamen, involving kicking of the legs, with the arms mostly crossed.
  3. A hard-shoe solo dance commonly performed in Irish stepdance, usually danced in 2/4 time.
  4. Music played to the hornpipe dance

Derived terms

  • hornpiper, hornpipist

Verb

hornpipe (third-person singular simple present hornpipes, present participle hornpiping, simple past and past participle hornpiped)

  1. (intransitive) To dance the hornpipe.

Anagrams

  • porphine

Middle English

Noun

hornpipe

  1. Alternative form of hornepipe


English

Noun

stockhorn (plural stockhorns)

  1. (music) An old musical instrument, the pibgorn.

Anagrams

  • Thornocks

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