Definitions for hand organ

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

hand′ or`gan(n.)

  1. a portable barrel organ played by means of a crank turned by hand.

    Category: Music and Dance

Origin of hand organ:

1790–1800, Amer.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. barrel organ, grind organ, hand organ, hurdy gurdy, hurdy-gurdy, street organ(noun)

    a musical instrument that makes music by rotation of a cylinder studded with pegs

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