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- n. The part of a violin or similar stringed instrument that holds the tuning pegs
peg + box (Wiktionary)
A remarkably well preserved specimen of this instrument, made by Eberle of Prague, in 1733, and superbly carved on pegbox and scroll, is in the fine private violin collection of Mr.D. H. Carr, of Milwaukee, Wisconsin.