basset hornbas·set horn
a kind of clarinet pitched in F and ending in a brass bell: its range lies between those of the common clarinet and the bass clarinet
A tenor clarinet, pitched in F, having a wider bell and greater range than a standard clarinet.
Origin of basset hornPartial translation of German Bassetthorn : Bassett, type of low-pitched string instrument (ultimately from Italian basso, low; see basso) + Horn, horn (from the resemblance of early crescent-shaped models to hunting horns).
(plural basset horns)