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capo

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noun ca·po \ˈkā-(ˌ)pō\

Definition of capo

plural capos

  1. :  a movable bar attached to the fingerboard of a fretted instrument to uniformly raise the pitch of all the strings



Origin of capo

short for capotasto, from Italian, literally, head of fingerboard


First Known Use: 1926


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capo

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noun ca·po \ˈkä-(ˌ)pō, ˈka-\

Definition of capo

plural capos

  1. :  the head of a branch of a crime syndicate



Origin of capo

Italian, head, chief, from Latin caput


First Known Use: circa 1952


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