Jews-harp

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Jews-harp

Origin: jew _ harp; or possibly a corrupt. Of jaws harp; cf. G. Maultrommel, lit, mouthdrum]</ety

1. An instrument of music, which, when placed between the teeth, gives, by means of a bent metal tongue struck by the finger, a sound which is modulated by the breath; called also Jew's-trump.

2. The shackle for joining a chain cable to an anchor.