jack

jak
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1. In a harpsichord, clavichord, or virginal, the jack is the device attaching the plectrum to the key, enabling the depression of the key to cause the plectrum to pluck the string.

2. In a piano, the jack is the pivoted, vertical lever that causes the hammer to rise when a key is depressed.

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Last Updated: 2013-02-14 14:13:00