a large saxophone of low range, usually supported on a stand while being played.
- Bass staff
a staff marked with a bass clef. Historical Examples The F below the bass staff had ten frets, G eleven, and each of the highest six strings twelve frets. A Popular History of the Art of Music W. S. B. Mathews Small A (written a), is represented by the fifth line of the bass staff. […]
- Bass strait
a strait between Australia and Tasmania. 80–150 miles (130–240 km) wide. Historical Examples Baudin was very critical about an English chart of Bass Strait, published in 1800. The Life of Captain Matthew Flinders Ernest Scott With these operations closed our work in Bass Strait, for the present. Discoveries in Australia, Volume 1. J Lort Stokes […]
- Bass viol
viola da gamba. double bass. Historical Examples He wanted to live in a city and teach school, play his bass viol, and belong to musical or singing clubs. The Child’s Book of American Biography Mary Stoyell Stimpson The artist is seen in the foreground playing a viol: Titian a bass viol. The Story of Paris […]
any tree of the genus Tilia, especially T. americana, the American linden, having drooping branches and large, toothed, ovate leaves. the wood of a linden. Historical Examples These are known in this country as basswood or white-wood; in Europe they are called Lime Trees. Woodcraft Alan Douglas Fruit of basswood as a sailboat, and a […]