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|n. pl.||1.||A primitive wind instrument, consisting of a series of short hollow reeds or pipes, graduated in length by the musical scale, and fastened together side by side; a syrinx; a mouth organ; - said to have been invented by the god Pan. Called also pipes of Pan, Pan's pipes and Panpipes.|
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.