end pin

noun

variants or less commonly endpin
plural end pins also endpins
1
: the adjustable rod at the bottom of a cello or double bass used to support its weight and adjust its height

called also tailpin

2
: the knob to which the tailpiece of a stringed instrument (such as a violin) is anchored

Word History

First Known Use

1893, in the meaning defined at sense 2

Time Traveler
The first known use of end pin was in 1893

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“End pin.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/end%20pin. Accessed 17 Apr. 2024.

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