pegbox

[ peg-boks ]
/ ˈpɛgˌbɒks /

noun

the widened end of the neck of a stringed instrument, to which the tuning pegs are fixed.

Nearby words

  1. peg-and-socket joint,
  2. peg-board,
  3. peg-top,
  4. pegasus,
  5. pegboard,
  6. pegged tooth,
  7. pegging,
  8. peggy,
  9. pegler,
  10. pegmatite

Origin of pegbox

First recorded in 1880–85; peg + box1

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