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 capofrom It, literally , head, chief
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.
The head of a branch of an organized crime syndicate.
Origin of capoItalian from Latin caput head ; see capo 1.