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piano player

a mechanical device that actuates the keys of a player piano.
Origin of piano player
1895-1900 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • The younger boys, allowing only for school hours, worked the piano player from morn till night.

    Working With the Working Woman Cornelia Stratton Parker
  • When the piano player stopped and Frank struck a few soft chords on his guitar I knew they were getting sentimental.

    I Married a Ranger Dama Margaret Smith
  • He was told that Princess Wittgenstein was to marry "her piano player" the next morning.

    Franz Liszt James Huneker
  • There the boy perfected himself as a piano player and wrote a host of early compositions.

  • A piano player cannot be a base-ball player: the one requires soft and supple hands, the other hard and callous ones.

    The Principles of Economics Frank A. Fetter
British Dictionary definitions for piano player

piano player

another name for pianist
any of various devices for playing a piano automatically
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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