Definition of Sagbut
1. sackbut [n -S] - See also: sackbut
Lexicographical Neighbors of Sagbut
Literary usage of Sagbut
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Folk-etymology: A Dictionary of Verbal Corruptions Or Words Perverted in by Abram Smythe Palmer (1882)
"Sylvester spells it sagbut. From a trumpet Winde hath longer life Or from a sagbut, then from Flute or Fife. ..."
2. Notes and Queries by Martim de Albuquerque (1862)
"... was a bass trumpet, with a slide like the trombone : — " As he that plaies upon a sagbut, by pulling it np and down, alters his tones and tunes,"" &c. ..."