wrest pin

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noun


Nearby words

  1. wren-tit,
  2. wrench,
  3. wrens,
  4. wrentit,
  5. wrest,
  6. wrestle,
  7. wrestler,
  8. wrestling,
  9. wretch,
  10. wretched

Origin of wrest pin

First recorded in 1780–90

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British Dictionary definitions for wrest pin

wrest pin

noun

(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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