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chin rest

a device fixed to the top of a violin or viola to provide a firm rest for the player's chin. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2016.
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  • One should use a chin-rest to prevent perspiration from marring the varnish.

    Violin Mastery Frederick H. Martens
  • I use no chin-rest on my Guadagnini simply because I cannot find one to fit my chin.

    Violin Mastery Frederick H. Martens

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