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- n. A device to guide the hands and fingers of pupils in playing the piano, etc.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. An instrument to guid the hands and fingers of pupils in playing on the piano, etc.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. An apparatus invented by J. B. Logier in London, about 1810, for training the hands of beginners in pianoforte-playing.
Ancient Greek formed by hand; hand + to shape. (Wiktionary)