One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1A set of pipes of a similar tone in an organ.
- ‘He'd started piano lessons at six and had not touched an organ before he was nine, but at seven or eight he began to stick bits of paper above the piano keys - imagining they were organ stops.’
- ‘Fritz had cunningly stuck on a '4ft Flute’ organ stop and I remember thinking what a brilliant idea that was.’
- 1.1 The handle of the mechanism that brings an organ stop into action.
- ‘The air vents are heavy chrome, with traditional Bentley push-pull organ stops to operate them.’
organ stop/ˈôrɡən ˌstäp/
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