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bag·pipe / ˈbagˌpīp/ • n. (usu. bagpipes) a musical instrument with reed pipes that are sounded by the pressure of wind emitted from a bag squeezed by the player's arm. Bagpipes are associated esp. with Scotland, but are also used in folk music in Ireland, Northumberland, and France.DERIVATIVES: bag·pip·er / ˈbagˌpīpər/ n.