fiddleback

[fid-l-bak]
noun
1.
something shaped like a fiddle.
adjective
2.
resembling the back or outline of a violin.
3.
(of a veneer figure) having close, fine, dark stripes.

Origin:
1885–90; fiddle + back1

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