fiddleback
noun Date: 1890 something resembling a fiddle

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  • Fiddleback — The term Fiddleback may refer to:*Fiddleback chasuble, a Catholic liturgical vestment *Fiddleback spider, a colloquial name for the brown recluse spider *Fiddleback, a particular grain of maple wood used for musical instruments …   Wikipedia

  • fiddleback — ˈ ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷ˌ ̷ ̷ noun Usage: often attributive : something resembling a fiddle: as a. or fiddleback chasuble : a chasuble with a broad backpiece see chasuble illustration b. : a wavy grain …   Useful english dictionary

  • fiddleback — /fid l bak /, n. 1. something shaped like a fiddle. adj. 2. resembling the back or outline of a violin. 3. (of a veneer figure) having close, fine, dark stripes. [1885 90; FIDDLE + BACK1] * * * …   Universalium

  • fiddleback — fid•dle•back [[t]ˈfɪd lˌbæk[/t]] n. 1) something shaped like a fiddle 2) cv fur resembling the back or outline of a violin • Etymology: 1885–90 …   From formal English to slang

  • fiddleback — /ˈfɪdlbæk/ (say fidlbak) noun 1. a chair back shaped like a fiddle. 2. Timber Industry Colloquial the grain in some timbers which has markings of alternate light and dark bands, as in the wood selected for the backs of fiddles. 3. → fiddler… …   Australian English dictionary

  • fiddleback figure — fiddleback figure, a pattern in the grain of wood which produces an appearance of waviness …   Useful english dictionary

  • fiddleback chasuble — noun see fiddleback …   Useful english dictionary

  • fiddleback spider. — See brown recluse spider. [so called from its violin shaped marking] * * * …   Universalium

  • fiddleback chair — noun : a chair usually in Queen Anne style having a splat resembling the outline of a violin …   Useful english dictionary

  • fiddleback spider. — See brown recluse spider. [so called from its violin shaped marking] …   Useful english dictionary

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