wrest pin


From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Wrest \Wrest\, n.
   1. The act of wresting; a wrench; a violent twist; hence,
      distortion; perversion. --Hooker.
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   2. Active or moving power. [Obs.] --Spenser.
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   3. A key to tune a stringed instrument of music.
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            The minstrel . . . wore round his neck a silver
            chain, by which hung the wrest, or key, with which
            he tuned his harp.                    --Sir W.
                                                  Scott.
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   4. A partition in a water wheel, by which the form of the
      buckets is determined.
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   Wrest pin (Piano Manuf.), one of the pins around which the
      ends of the wires are wound in a piano. --Knight.

   Wrest plank (Piano Manuf.), the part in which the wrest
      pins are inserted.
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