the adjustable thin leg at the bottom of a cello or double bass.
Also called tail-spike [teyl-spahyk] /ˈteɪlˌspaɪk/.
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music the adjustable metal spike attached to the bottom of a cello, double bass, etc, that supports it while it is being played
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