steam organ(redirected from steam organs)
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(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
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|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