Hawaiian guitar

Hawaiian guitar

noun
a six-to-eight-string electric guitar, fretted with a piece of metal or bone to produce a whining, glissando sound, played in a horizontal position usually resting on the performer's knees or on a stand, and much used by country music performers.
Also called steel guitar.


Origin:
1925–30

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Hawaiian guitar
 
n
Dobro Compare pedal steel guitar a lap-held steel-strung guitar with a wood or metal body, tuned to an open chord and played with a slide

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