Definitions for volapükˈvɒl əˌpʊk, ˈvoʊ lə-
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
Vol•a•pükˈvɒl əˌpʊk, ˈvoʊ lə-(n.)
one of the earliest international auxiliary languages, constructed about 1879 using elements from various European languages.
Origin of Volapük:
1880–85; vol, repr. world+-a- connecting vowel +pük, repr. speak
one of the first artificial language constructed for use as an auxiliary international language; based largely on English but with some German and French and Latin roots
literally, world's speech; the name of an artificial language invented by Johan Martin Schleyer, of Constance, Switzerland, about 1879
The Nuttall Encyclopedia
a universal language by Schleyer, a German pastor; as yet practically limited to its applicability to commercial intercourse.