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from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun In the pianoforte, a wooden block, often made of several pieces, into which the wrest-pins are driven. It is of great importance in securing permanence of tune and sonority of tone. Also called pinblock, back-block, wrest-plank.

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  • noun Alternative form of wrest block.

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