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(Instruments) an electronically amplified musical instrument with ten or twelve strings and a fretted neck, which is played by striking the strings against the frets with the fingers. Often shortened to: Stick
[C20: named after its inventor, Emmett H. Chapman (born 1936), US guitarist]
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