a device clamped across the fingerboard as of a guitar to raise the pitch of the strings uniformly and thereby facilitate playing in a different key
Origin of caposhort for capotasto ; from It, literally , chief key ; from capo, chief, head (; from Classical Latin caput, head) + tasto, key ; from tastare, to touch ; from VL: see taste
a chieftain in a criminal organization such as the Mafia
Origin of capo; from It, literally , head, chief
The head of a branch of an organized crime syndicate.
Origin of capoItalian, from Latin caput, head; see capo1.
A small movable bar placed across the fingerboard of a guitar or similar instrument so as to raise the pitch of all the strings uniformly.
Origin of capoItalian capo (di tastiera), head (of the fingerboard), from Latin caput; see kaput- in Indo-European roots.