A tenor clarinet, pitched in F, having a wider bell and greater range than a standard clarinet.
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.
Origin of basset-horn
- Partial translation of German Bassetthorn Bassett type of low-pitched string instrument (ultimately from Italian basso low basso) Horn horn (from the resemblance of early crescent-shaped models to hunting horns)
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition