Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. The thin, usually adjustable leg of a cello or double bass.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The spike of a cello or double bass that makes contact with the floor.

Etymologies

end +‎ pin (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • And then there's the matter of the endpin, which is metal or carbon fiber in my case and extremely pointy.

    Making Light: The new new TSA regulations

  • (The endpin is the metal piece attached to the bottom of the cello, so in this final section I will pin some final thoughts.)

    Mi2N.com - Music Industry News Network

  • The opera silliness makes me laugh, and I've never before seen a villain stabbed with a cello endpin.

    World of SL

  • The body of the instrument was made from Rice Krispies boxes, and the endpin was an old toothbrush.

    NPR Topics: News

  • Tom Rozum's new Gilchrist F5's endpin come loose as he had it slung across his back and go crashing to the floor.

    Mandolin Cafe News

  • You can make an endpin strap retainer very easily.

    Mandolin Cafe News

  • A strap that comes off the endpin is everyone's nightmare.

    Mandolin Cafe News

  • I would have thought (hoped) in this case, that the endpin block would have been sufficient to prevent this happening.

    Mandolin Cafe News

  • In the meantime i'm maybe going to have to look for a tailpiece maker that can 'custom make' a tailpiece with an attachment hole & endpin hole pattern, to suit the existing holes on my Lebeda

    Mandolin Cafe News

  • Use a rawhide strap, yank the endpin and insert rawhide, pull it out of the F / Oval hole and tie a largre enough knot to prevent it going back out the endpin hole and voila! an attached strap.

    Mandolin Cafe News

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