Definition of Fall-board

1. Noun. The hinged protective covering that protects the keyboard of a piano when it is not being played.

Exact synonyms: Fallboard
Group relationships: Forte-piano, Piano, Pianoforte
Generic synonyms: Protection, Protective Cover, Protective Covering



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Lexicographical Neighbors of Fall-board

faldettas
faldfee
faldfees
falding
faldings
faldistories
faldistory
faldstool
faldstools
falernum
falk
falkland islands
fall
fall-back
fall-blooming hydrangea
fall-board (current term)
fall-off
fall-off analysis
fall-offs
fall-out
fall-out shelter
fall-run fish
fall-through
fall-throughs
fall about
fall about the place
fall all over
fall apart
fall armyworm
fall asleep

Literary usage of Fall-board

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Machine Molder Practice: An Instructive, Illustrated Manual on Molder Work by William Henry Rohr (1919)
"20 shows a typical front fall board which is generally run in practically ... In case the front fall board is finished from the solid wood it is completely ..."

2. The London Journal of Arts and Sciences by William Newton (1832)
"But, before the knife u, begins to operate, the transverse fall board v, will be allowed to descend by its own gravity, and its edge to press and hold the ..."

3. The Pianoforte and Its Acoustic Properties by Siegfried Hansing (1904)
"The fore-edge of the iron frame with the moulding at the wrest plank which receives the fall board when the piano is opened, must necessarily be drawn in ..."

4. Catalogue of the Stearns Collection of Musical Instruments by Frederick Stearns, Albert Augustus Stanley (1921)
"On the inside of fall-board appear several measures of music, also a Latin inscription, Corda mulcet tristia. "It soothes sad hearts." Black sharps. ..."

5. Pianos and Their Makers by Alfred Dolge (1913)
"... Mastertouch Upright Action 221 Wessell, Nickel and Gross Patented Grand Piano Action. . .. 227 FALL BOARD Mehlin and Sons (Paul G.) Grand Fall Board. ..."

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