Capo meaning

kā'pō
The head of a branch of an organized crime syndicate.
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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.
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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.
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A chieftain in a criminal organization such as the Mafia.
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A movable bar placed across the fingerboard of a guitar used to raise the pitch of all strings.
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A leader in the Mafia; a caporegime.
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Origin of capo

  • Italian capo (di tastiera) head (of the fingerboard) from Latin caput kaput- in Indo-European roots
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
  • Italian from Latin caput head capo1
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition