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fin·ger·board

 (fĭng′gər-bôrd′)
n.
A strip of wood on the neck of a stringed musical instrument against which the strings are pressed in playing.

fingerboard

(ˈfɪŋɡəˌbɔːd)
n
(Instruments) the long strip of hard wood on a violin, guitar, or related stringed instrument upon which the strings are stopped by the fingers

fin•ger•board

(ˈfɪŋ gərˌbɔrd, -ˌboʊrd)

n.
(of a violin, cello, etc.) the strip of wood on the neck against which the strings are stopped by the fingers.
[1665–75]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.fingerboard - a guidepost resembling a hand with a pointing index fingerfingerboard - a guidepost resembling a hand with a pointing index finger
signpost, guidepost - a post bearing a sign that gives directions or shows the way
2.fingerboard - a bank of keys on a musical instrumentfingerboard - a bank of keys on a musical instrument
accordion, piano accordion, squeeze box - a portable box-shaped free-reed instrument; the reeds are made to vibrate by air from the bellows controlled by the player
keyboard - device consisting of a set of keys on a piano or organ or typewriter or typesetting machine or computer or the like
pipe organ, organ - wind instrument whose sound is produced by means of pipes arranged in sets supplied with air from a bellows and controlled from a large complex musical keyboard
forte-piano, piano, pianoforte - a keyboard instrument that is played by depressing keys that cause hammers to strike tuned strings and produce sounds
3.fingerboard - a narrow strip of wood on the neck of some stringed instruments (violin or cello or guitar etc) where the strings are held against the wood with the fingers
banjo - a stringed instrument of the guitar family that has long neck and circular body
bowed stringed instrument, string - stringed instruments that are played with a bow; "the strings played superlatively well"
guitar - a stringed instrument usually having six strings; played by strumming or plucking
lute - chordophone consisting of a plucked instrument having a pear-shaped body, a usually bent neck, and a fretted fingerboard
mandolin - a stringed instrument related to the lute, usually played with a plectrum
strip - thin piece of wood or metal
Translations

fingerboard

[ˈfɪŋgəbɔːd] N (on piano) → teclado m; (on stringed instrument) → diapasón m
References in classic literature ?
He took the guitar a little above the fingerboard, arching his left elbow with a somewhat theatrical gesture, and, with a wink at Anisya Fedorovna, struck a single chord, pure and sonorous, and then quietly, smoothly, and confidently began playing in very slow time, not My Lady, but the well-known song: Came a maiden down the street.
"Think it's possible to loop a fingerboard?"--Jake Johnson
With Afghani, Persian and Indian roots, the sarod, played in the same register as the oud, is known for its introspective sound and finger nails and tips are used to stop the string against the fingerboard.
But had Sheku been a student of mine, I would have advised him not to study the fingerboard so often (his fingers already know so well what they are doing), and to sit unattractively slumped at his instrument as his opened the Mendelssohn's adagio so thoughtfully.
Each of his instruments comes together from parts carved out of maple, pine and ebony; maple is used for the back, sides, neck and scroll with pine used for the front and ebony used for the pegs and fingerboard.
Whether accompanied by ABFAO or during one of the show-stopping solo opportunities festooning Paganini's work, Revich's face transformed to a mask of concentration, his bow work and fingerboard pizzicato fiery and precise.
He found success with handmade capos - a bar attached to the fingerboard to raise the pitch of the strings - before branching out into other accessories.
Even more fascinating were Cassado's experiments aimed at increased volume: wire bow hair, height-adjustable fingerboard, and tension-adjustable tailpiece designs.
His technique incorporates the pianistic two-handed approach -- following a course laid by the likes of Michael Hedges and Stanley Jordan -- with multi-textured tapping and fingerboard harmonics which has become a genre all of its own.
His technique incorporates the pianistic two-handed approach with multi-textured tapping and fingerboard harmonics which has become a genre all of its own.
Staten Island: Richmond Terrace between Jersey Street and Bay Street, Jersey Street between Richmond Terrace and Victory Boulevard, Victory Boulevard between Jersey Street and Bay Street, Bay Street between Richmond Terrace and School Road, Fingerboard Road between Bay Street and Tompkins Avenue, Tompkins Avenue between Fingerboard Road and School Road, School Road between Bay Street and Staten Island Expressway, Lily Pond Avenue between Staten Island Expressway and McClean Avenue and McClean Avenue between Lily Pond Avenue and New York Avenue. 
For the layman, the knowledge and mastery of fingerings appears essential for a string player: It is necessary to master the different positions of the hand on the fingerboard, and to develop through muscle memory the separation of the fingers, because this separation diminishes as one goes higher.