also uil·lean pipe
nounoften uilleann pipes
A Celtic bagpipe whose air supply is produced by a bellows held under the arm and operated by the elbow.
Origin of uilleann pipeIrish Gaelic, genitive of uillinn, elbow, from Old Irish uilenn; see el- in Indo-European roots.
(plural uilleann pipes)
- Singular of uilleann pipes, (normally used in plural).