fingerboard

noun
fin·​ger·​board | \ ˈfiŋ-gər-ˌbȯrd How to pronounce fingerboard (audio) \

Definition of fingerboard

: the part of a stringed instrument against which the fingers press the strings to vary the pitch — see violin illustration

Examples of fingerboard in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web From a distance, a gamba looks a bit like a cello, but with sloping, rather than rounded, shoulders and a wider fingerboard under six or seven strings (versus the cello’s four). Scott Cantrell, Dallas News, 15 Sep. 2021 The Isbell Custom Tele’s boasts a ‘59-style body, chocolate sunburst finish, cream double-binding, maple neck and 21-fret rosewood fingerboard. Matt Wake | Mwake@al.com, al, 11 Sep. 2021 The players use only open strings, meaning that their left hands, which change the notes on the fingerboard, are rendered useless. BostonGlobe.com, 2 July 2021 The players use only open strings, meaning that their left hands, which change the notes on the fingerboard, are rendered useless. BostonGlobe.com, 2 July 2021 The players use only open strings, meaning that their left hands, which change the notes on the fingerboard, are rendered useless. BostonGlobe.com, 2 July 2021 The players use only open strings, meaning that their left hands, which change the notes on the fingerboard, are rendered useless. BostonGlobe.com, 2 July 2021 The players use only open strings, meaning that their left hands, which change the notes on the fingerboard, are rendered useless. BostonGlobe.com, 2 July 2021 The players use only open strings, meaning that their left hands, which change the notes on the fingerboard, are rendered useless. BostonGlobe.com, 2 July 2021

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First Known Use of fingerboard

1609, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of fingerboard was in 1609

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“Fingerboard.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/fingerboard. Accessed 24 Jan. 2022.

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