fingerboard

[fing-ger-bawrd, -bohrd]
noun
1.
(of a violin, cello, etc.) the strip of wood on the neck against which the strings are stopped by the fingers.

Origin:
1665–75; finger + board

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fingerboard (ˈfɪŋɡəˌbɔːd)
 
n
the long strip of hard wood on a violin, guitar, or related stringed instrument upon which the strings are stopped by the fingers

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Its elevated fingerboard lets players reach the highest notes more easily than on a standard instrument.
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