• synonyms

wrest pin



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Nearby words

wren-tit, wrench, wrens, wrentit, wrest, wrest pin, wrestle, wrestler, wrestling, wretch, wretched

Origin of wrest pin

First recorded in 1780–90 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for wrest pin

  • The strings passing through holes bored through the little bridges, called agraffes, or studs, turned upward toward the wrest-pin.

    Scientific American Supplement, No. 385, May 19, 1883|Various

British Dictionary definitions for wrest pin

wrest pin


(on a piano, harp, etc) a pin around which one end of a string is wound: it may be turned by means of a tuning key to alter the tension of the string. In a piano the wrest pin is embedded in the wrest plank
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