mandoline

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mandolin or mandoline (ˌmændəˈlɪn)
 
n
1.  a plucked stringed instrument related to the lute, having four pairs of strings tuned in ascending fifths stretched over a small light body with a fretted fingerboard. It is usually played with a plectrum, long notes being sustained by the tremolo
2.  a vegetable slicer consisting of a flat stainless-steel frame with adjustable cutting blades
 
[C18: via French from Italian mandolino, diminutive of mandora lute, ultimately from Greek pandoura musical instrument with three strings]
 
mandoline or mandoline
 
n
 
[C18: via French from Italian mandolino, diminutive of mandora lute, ultimately from Greek pandoura musical instrument with three strings]
 
mando'linist or mandoline
 
n

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