A low-pitched woodwind instrument with a double reed, having a long wooden body attached to a U-shaped lateral tube that leads to the mouthpiece. The range of this instrument is typically two octaves lower than that of the oboe.
A double-reed bass woodwind instrument having a long, curved stem attached to the mouthpiece.
Webster's New World
A musical instrument in the woodwind family, having a double reed and, playing in the tenor and bass ranges.