a device fixed to the top of a violin or viola to provide a firm rest for the player’s chin.
noun a strap attached to headgear, as a hat, and connecting under the chin to hold it securing in place
noun 1. a strap attached to a hat for passing under the chin of the wearer. 2. a strap to support the chin in cosmetic facial treatment. 3. a strap on a bridle or halter that joins the throatlatch and noseband. n. 1805, from chin (n.) + strap (n.).
[chints] /tʃɪnts/ noun 1. a printed cotton fabric, glazed or unglazed, used especially for draperies. 2. a painted or stained calico from India. /tʃɪnts/ noun 1. a printed, patterned cotton fabric, with glazed finish 2. a painted or stained Indian calico n. 1719, plural of chint (1610s), from Hindi chint, from Sanskrit chitra-s “clear, bright” […]
[chint-see] /ˈtʃɪnt si/ adjective, chintzier, chintziest. 1. of, like, or decorated with chintz. 2. cheap, inferior, or gaudy. 3. stingy; miserly: a chintzy way to entertain guests. /ˈtʃɪntsɪ/ adjective chintzier, chintziest 1. of, resembling, or covered with chintz 2. (Brit, informal) typical of the decor associated with the use of chintz soft furnishings, as in […]