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CORNET. A commissioned officer in a regiment of cavalry.

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But many were novelty items that featured women in stereotypically masculine roles--lady cornetists, trombonists, and baritones are listed alongside the lady fencers, boxers, and strongwomen.
Four of the band's former principal cornetists are legends in the great world of music.
Freddie Keppard (whose photographed pose holding a slide cornet was mentioned above) is reputed to have been one of the first great jazz cornetists, at a time when the cornet was the king of jazz instruments.