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English definition of “fretboard”

fretboard

noun [C]     /ˈfret.bɔːd/ US  /-bɔːrd/
a long strip of wood on a musical instrument, such as a guitar, that has frets and against which the strings are pressed by the fingers in order to change the note that is playedString instruments
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