American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A small movable bar placed across the fingerboard of a guitar or similar instrument so as to raise the pitch of all the strings uniformly.
- n. The head of a branch of an organized crime syndicate.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A working-horse.
- n. A movable bar placed across the fingerboard of a guitar used to raise the pitch of all strings.
- n. A leader in the Mafia; a caporegime.
- n. the head of a branch of an organized crime syndicate
- Italian capo (di tastiera), head (of the fingerboard), from Latin caput; see kaput- in Indo-European roots.Italian, from Latin caput, head. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“_Da capo, e da capo_, Mary -- only at night shouldst thou cease from thy sweet pipings, that I might smoke myself to sleep, and dream that all is once more as it used to be.”
“A capo is a device used to change the pitch of what musical instrument?”
“If using a capo is a crutch, how am I hindering my music with one?”
“I knew a guitarist who called his capo a "cheater"; same idea, that those who use it are in some way cheating or using a crutch -- not following the rules, not fully "abled" musically.”
“If using a capo is a crutch, how am I hindering my music with one??”
“I agree that a capo is a crutch and should be generally avoided ..”
“…er, no. the capo is the one who takes a job as spokesman for the grandson of the chief funder of the american eugenics movement.”
“One theme of these inaccurate descriptions of the assault is the claim that I had provoked it by calling Rabbi Seidler-Feller a "capo," an expression referring to concentration camp inmates during World War II who were forced by the Nazi guards to act as overseers over their fellow prisoners.”
“Like any 'capo' (mob head), he merely orders the killing.”
“A Yemeni-born former freedom fighter in Afghanistan, Khallad assumed control of bin Laden's bodyguards and became a kind of capo in Al Qaeda.”
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