pegbox

[peg-boks]
noun
the widened end of the neck of a stringed instrument, to which the tuning pegs are fixed.

Origin:
1880–85; peg + box1

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The metal tuning machines are attached to the sides of the pegbox with metal screws.
Above the main body is the carved neck, which leads to a pegbox and the scroll.
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