what is difference between hornpipe and stockhorn
From Middle English hornpipe, hornpype, hornepipe, equivalent to horn + pipe; so called because the bell at the open end was sometimes made of horn.
hornpipe (plural hornpipes)
- (music) A musical instrument consisting of a wooden pipe, with holes at intervals.
- A solo dance commonly associated with seamen, involving kicking of the legs, with the arms mostly crossed.
- A hard-shoe solo dance commonly performed in Irish stepdance, usually danced in 2/4 time.
- Music played to the hornpipe dance
- hornpiper, hornpipist
hornpipe (third-person singular simple present hornpipes, present participle hornpiping, simple past and past participle hornpiped)
- (intransitive) To dance the hornpipe.
- Alternative form of hornepipe
stockhorn (plural stockhorns)
- (music) An old musical instrument, the pibgorn.