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chin rest

a device fixed to the top of a violin or viola to provide a firm rest for the player's chin. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • The 'chin rest' was meant to give the player a better grasp of his instrument.

    Violin Mastery Frederick H. Martens
  • I absolutely disapprove, in theory, of chin rest, cushion or pad.

    Violin Mastery Frederick H. Martens
  • Penny sat down on the edge of the bed, drawing up her knees for a chin rest.

    Clue of the Silken Ladder Mildred A. Wirt
  • The maple neck was worn to a shabby gray and the varnish had been sweated off the chin rest.

    The Drums Of Jeopardy Harold MacGrath
  • Increasing technical demands, sudden pyrotechnical flights into the higher octaves brought the 'chin rest' into being.

    Violin Mastery Frederick H. Martens
  • Penny drew up her knees for a chin rest and gloomily watched her chum row.

    Swamp Island Mildred A. Wirt

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