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n. (Mus.) A stringed instrument of music played with a bow; a violin; a kit.


 - (Bot.) A kind of dock (Rumex pulcher) with fiddle-shaped leaves; - called also fiddle dock.


 - (Naut.) A rack or frame of bars connected by strings, to keep table furniture in place on the cabin table in bad weather.


 - Fiddle beetle (Zool.), a Japanese carabid beetle (Damaster blaptoides); - so called from the form of the body.


 - Fiddle block (Naut.), a long tackle block having two sheaves of different diameters in the same plane, instead of side by side as in a common double block.


 - Fiddle bow, fiddlestick.


 - Fiddle fish (Zool.), the angel fish.


 - Fiddle head, an ornament on a ship's bow, curved like the volute or scroll at the head of a violin.


 - Fiddle pattern, a form of the handles of spoons, forks, etc., somewhat like a violin.


 - Scotch fiddle, the itch.


 - To play first, or second, fiddle, to take a leading or a subordinate part.


 - vb. To play ...

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