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Definition of: CORNET

cornet
(n.) An obsolete rude reed instrument (Ger. Zinken), of the oboe family.
(n.) A brass instrument, with cupped mouthpiece, and furnished with valves or pistons, now used in bands, and, in place of the trumpet, in orchestras. See Cornet-a-piston.
(n.) A certain organ stop or register.
(n.) A cap of paper twisted at the end, used by retailers to inclose small wares.
(n.) A troop of cavalry; -- so called from its being accompanied by a cornet player.
(n.) The standard of such a troop.
(n.) The lowest grade of commissioned officer in a British cavalry troop, who carried the standard. The office was abolished in 1871.
(n.) A headdress
(n.) A square cap anciently worn as a mark of certain professions.
(n.) A part of a woman's headdress, in the 16th century.
(n.) See Coronet, 2.

anagrams of:cornet