/ˈhʌmbʌkə/ (say 'humbukuh)

noun Music
a guitar pick-up that has two single electric coils wired together to produce a richer tone.
{from the phrase `to buck the hum'. See hum1 (def. 10)

Australian English dictionary. 2014.

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