from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun Any mechanical apparatus for strengthening the muscles of the hand for pianoforteor organ-playing; especially, a set of rings attached by springs to a cross-bar.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun A mechanical contrivance for exercising the fingers of a pianist.


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  • Noun: A finger exercise machine for pianists.

    October 3, 2008

  • (noun) - A mechanical apparatus for the exercising of a pianist's fingers; from Greek cheir, the hand, and gymnastes, a gymnast. --T. Ellwood Zell's Popular Encyclopedia of Knowledge and Language, 1871

    January 27, 2018