uil·leann pipe also uil·lean pipe (ĭlən, -yən)
n. often uilleann pipes
A Celtic bagpipe whose air supply is produced by a bellows held under the arm and operated by the elbow.
[Irish Gaelic, genitive of uillinn, elbow, from Old Irish uilenn; see el- in the Appendix of Indo-European roots.]
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