hammer rail


Definition of hammer rail

: a padded strip of wood in a piano action that supports the hammers when at rest and in an upright piano moves forward when the soft pedal is pressed to shorten the distance between the hammer and the string

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First Known Use of hammer rail

1826, in the meaning defined above

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“Hammer rail.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hammer%20rail. Accessed 24 Jan. 2021.

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