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fingerboard

[fing-ger-bawrd, -bohrd]
noun
  1. (of a violin, cello, etc.) the strip of wood on the neck against which the strings are stopped by the fingers.
  2. keyboard.
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Origin of fingerboard

First recorded in 1665–75; finger + board
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Examples from the Web for fingerboard

Historical Examples of fingerboard

  • The tuning of the strings on the fingerboard of the barytone was on the same principle as that of the gamba.

    The Violoncello and Its History

    Wilhelm Joseph von Wasielewski

  • They were at first limited to the lower part of the fingerboard, as was the case primarily with the violin.

    The Violoncello and Its History

    Wilhelm Joseph von Wasielewski

  • As the stroke proceeds the pressure is gradually withdrawn, the bow moves more slowly, and approaches the fingerboard.

  • The neck and fingerboard are made of hard wood, such as ebony, beech or pear.

  • The correct positions for stopping the intervals are marked on the fingerboard by little metal ridges called frets.


British Dictionary definitions for fingerboard

fingerboard

noun
  1. the long strip of hard wood on a violin, guitar, or related stringed instrument upon which the strings are stopped by the fingers
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