Etymology
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hornpipe (n.)

c. 1400, hornepype, musical instrument formerly used in England, with bell and mouthpiece made of horn, from horn (n.) + pipe (n.1). From late 15c. as the name of a lively country-dance (later especially popular with sailors) originally performed to music from such an instrument.

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Definitions of hornpipe

hornpipe (n.)
a British solo dance performed by sailors;
hornpipe (n.)
music for dancing the hornpipe;
hornpipe (n.)
an ancient (now obsolete) single-reed woodwind; usually made of bone;
Synonyms: pibgorn / stockhorn
From wordnet.princeton.edu