What does the word calliope mean?

Usage examples for calliope

  1. A string of a dozen red vans followed the elephants, and at the very rear of the line was the big steam calliope. – The Boy Scout Fire Fighters by Irving Crump
  2. Mrs. Calliope has a ball every Thursday, when the victors are crowned. – Richard Carvel, Complete by Winston Churchill Last Updated: March 5, 2009
  3. The man inside the calliope, the fireman, was too industrious. – Watch Yourself Go By by Al. G. Field