What does the word hornpipe mean?

Usage examples for hornpipe

  1. When the song was ended, a fisherman came forward and danced a hornpipe on the table, again to the thrumming of the banjo, without which nothing seemed complete. – The Obstacle Race by Ethel M. Dell
  2. I hope they say nothing about my hornpipe." – Charles O'Malley, The Irish Dragoon, Volume 2 (of 2) by Charles Lever
  3. Mr. Sturge pointed his toe and seemed about to execute the first steps of a hornpipe, but checked himself. – The Mayor of Troy by Sir Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch