Definition for HAUT'BOY

HAUT'BOY, n. [ho'boy; Fr. haut, high, and bois, wood, or a shoot.]

  1. A sort of strawberry. [The name belongs to the strawberry.]
  2. A wind instrument, somewhat resembling a flute, but widening toward the bottom, and sounded through a reed. The treble is two feet long. The tenor goes a fifth lower, when blown open. It has only eight holes; but the base, which is five feet long, has eleven. Encyc.

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