capo


1ca·po

noun \ˈkā-(ˌ)pō\
plural capos

Definition of CAPO

:  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

2ca·po

noun \ˈkä-(ˌ)pō, ˈka-\
plural capos

Definition of CAPO

:  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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