What does the word trombone mean?

Usage examples for trombone

  1. I will even take part, if a trombone can be procured. – Major Barbara by George Bernard Shaw
  2. When we do strike, the fur will fly and secession will be in the hands of the undertaker, sheeted for so deep a grave that nothin short of Gabriel's trombone will ever awaken it! – The Complete Works of Artemus Ward, Part 1 by Charles Farrar Browne
  3. They stood around the brass band, and one of them attempted to relieve his pent- up feelings by sticking a button into the big trombone, with the effect of nearly strangling the stout gentleman who was playing on it. – The Children of the Poor by Jacob A. Riis