Also found in: Thesaurus, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.
(Instruments) a type of organ powered by steam, once common at fairgrounds, in which the pipes are sounded either by a keyboard or in a sequence determined by a moving punched card. US name: calliope
Collins English Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged, 12th Edition 2014 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2014
Switch to new thesaurus
|Noun||1.||steam organ - a musical instrument consisting of a series of steam whistles played from a keyboard|
musical instrument, instrument - any of various devices or contrivances that can be used to produce musical tones or sounds
steam whistle - a whistle in which the sound is produced by steam; usually attached to a steam boiler
Based on WordNet 3.0, Farlex clipart collection. © 2003-2012 Princeton University, Farlex Inc.