a tuba that coils over the neck associated with musician
- a sizable shawm; the bass person in the shawm family members
- Originally, a deep-toned instrument associated with oboe or bassoon family members; thence, a bass reed stop on the organ. Title bombardon is given to a metal tool, the cheapest associated with saxhorns, in tone resembling the ophicleide.
- bombardon [organ end]
(n.) initially, a deep-toned tool for the oboe or bassoon household; thence, a bass reed stop from the organ. The name bombardon has become directed at a brass instrument, the lowest of this saxhorns, in tone resembling the ophicleide.
The bombardon is used in the military bands of Austria, but in those of Germany it has been superseded by a bass tuba differing slightly in form and construction from the bombardons and bass tubas used in England, France, Belgium and Austria.