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bom·bar·don

 (bŏm′bər-dŏn′, bŏm-bär′dn)
n.
1. A brass instrument resembling a tuba but with a lower pitch; a bass or contrabass tuba.
2. A 16- or 32-foot reed stop on an organ.

[French, from Italian bombardone, augmentative of bombardo, alteration of bombarda, bombard, from Medieval Latin; see bombard.]

bombardon

(ˈbɒmbədən; bɒmˈbɑːdən)
n
1. (Instruments) a brass instrument of the tuba type, similar to a sousaphone
2. (Instruments) a 16-foot bass reed stop on an organ
[C19: from Italian bombardone; see bombard]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.bombardon - a tuba that coils over the shoulder of the musicianbombardon - a tuba that coils over the shoulder of the musician
bass horn, sousaphone, tuba - the lowest brass wind instrument
2.bombardon - a large shawm; the bass member of the shawm family
bass - the member with the lowest range of a family of musical instruments
shawm - a medieval oboe
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would you do with a bombardon - eat it, play it or travel in it?
The bass instruments include the valved tenor horn (also a virtuoso solo instrument), the bombardon, the ophicleide, the serpent, the bass tuba (which only became successful when built with a much wider bore than the earliest models), and the Wagner tuba.
In eight wartime months 147 concrete Phoenix, up to 204ft long, 56ft wide and 60ft deep, were built (the final figure was 212) with twenty-three Spud pontoons, ten miles of Whale floating piers and two miles of Bombardon breakwaters.