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A strip of wood on the neck of a stringed musical instrument against which the strings are pressed in playing.
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(Instruments) the long strip of hard wood on a violin, guitar, or related stringed instrument upon which the strings are stopped by the fingers
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fin•ger•board(ˈfɪŋ gərˌbɔrd, -ˌboʊrd)
(of a violin, cello, etc.) the strip of wood on the neck against which the strings are stopped by the fingers.
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|Noun||1.||fingerboard - a guidepost resembling a hand with a pointing index finger|
|2.||fingerboard - 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
|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
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