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bow click to hear : bow

A wooden stick with horsehair stretched from end to end; by means of friction, it makes the strings of an instrument vibrate.
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See bow in : french | spanish
head handle hair point screw frog heel stick

head click to hear : head

The upper end of the bow.

handle click to hear : handle

Part held when the bow is used.

hair click to hear : hair

Part of the bow consisting of horsehair that is rubbed across the strings to make them vibrate.

point click to hear : point

Part that secures the horsehair to the upper end of the bow.

screw click to hear : screw

Threaded piece that moves the frog.

frog click to hear : frog

Sliding part that secures the hair to the lower end of the bow; the frog is moved to adjust the tension of the hair.

heel click to hear : heel

The lower end of the bow.

stick click to hear : stick

Thin flexible rod curved along a third of its length and along which hair is stretched.