Definition of hackbrett in English:

hackbrett

noun

  • A German name for: a dulcimer.

Origin

Early 19th century; earliest use found in Thomas Young (1773–1829), physician and natural philosopher. From German Hackbrett, transferred (apparently humorous) use of Hackbrett chopping board, butcher's bench from hacken + Brett board (see bred.

Pronunciation

hackbrett

/ˈhakbrɛt/