capotasto

noun
ca·​po·​ta·​sto | \ˌkäpōˈtä(ˌ)stō\
plural capotastos\ -​(ˌ)stōz \ or capitasti\ ˌkäpēˈtä(ˌ)stē \

Definition of capotasto 

: a bar or movable nut attached to the fingerboard of a guitar or other fretted instrument to uniformly raise the pitch of all the strings

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History and Etymology for capotasto

Italian, literally, chief key, from capo head, chief (from Latin caput head) + tasto key of a musical instrument, from tastare to feel, touch, from (assumed) Vulgar Latin tastare

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