Definition of quail-pipe in English:

quail-pipe

noun

  • A pipe or whistle for imitating the call of the quail (Coturnix coturnix), formerly used for luring the birds into a net; also allusively and figurative. Now chiefly historical.

Origin

Late Middle English; earliest use found in Geoffrey Chaucer (c1340–1400), poet and administrator. From quail + pipe.

Pronunciation

quail-pipe

/ˈkweɪlpʌɪp/