1 the bagpipes 20-.
2 the part of a bagpipe on which the melody is played: The day before his death, he was in his bed and he asked my father to get the chanter. la18-.
verb play the bagpipes 20-. etymology: from chanter ‘the part of a bagpipe, resembling an oboe, on which the melody is played’; Middle English and Anglo-Norman chauntour = Old French chanteor from Latin cantātōr-em ‘a singer’; attested by SR, SS and BW