fiddleback

[ fid-l-bak ]
/ ˈfɪd lˌbæk /

noun

something shaped like a fiddle.

adjective

resembling the back or outline of a violin.
(of a veneer figure) having close, fine, dark stripes.

Origin of fiddleback

First recorded in 1885–90; fiddle + back1
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Examples from the Web for fiddleback

  • “Came down to see about getting some cows for the old man from the Fiddleback outfit,” Davis explained.

    Crooked Trails and Straight|William MacLeod Raine
  • In a dozen jerky sentences the owner of the Fiddleback told Flandrau of the suspicions of the sheriff.

    Crooked Trails and Straight|William MacLeod Raine
  • Billie Mackenzie, owner of the Fiddleback ranch, laughed even while he disapproved.

    Crooked Trails and Straight|William MacLeod Raine
  • Healy accepted Purdy's invitation, and dismounted with him at the Fiddleback.

    Mavericks|William MacLeod Raine