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

  • n. The part of a stringed instrument adjoined to the end of the neck, where the strings are wound.
  • n. See tuning machine.


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  • Also know as tuning machines or tuning pegs, the device(s) used to shorten or lengthen a musical instrument's strings to adjust the pitch.

    November 15, 2007