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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 fid·dle /ˈfɪdḷ/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Fid·dle n.
 1. Mus. A stringed instrument of music played with a bow; a violin; a kit.
 2. Bot. A kind of dock (Rumex pulcher) with fiddle-shaped leaves; -- called also fiddle dock.
 3. Naut. A rack or frame of bars connected by strings, to keep table furniture in place on the cabin table in bad weather.
 Fiddle beetle Zool., a Japanese carabid beetle (Damaster blaptoides); -- so called from the form of the body.
 Fiddle block Naut., a long tackle block having two sheaves of different diameters in the same plane, instead of side by side as in a common double block. --Knight.
 Fiddle bow, fiddlestick.
 Fiddle fish Zool., the angel fish.
 Fiddle head, See fiddle head in the vocabulary.
 Fiddle pattern, a form of the handles of spoons, forks, etc., somewhat like a violin.
 Scotch fiddle, the itch. (Low)
 To play first fiddle, or  To play second fiddle, to take a leading or a subordinate part. [Colloq.]

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Fid·dle, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Fiddled p. pr. & vb. n. Fiddling ]
 1. To play on a fiddle.
    Themistocles . . . said he could not fiddle, but he could make a small town a great city.   --Bacon.
 2. To keep the hands and fingers actively moving as a fiddler does; to move the hands and fingers restlessy or in busy idleness; to trifle.
    Talking, and fiddling with their hats and feathers.   --Pepys.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Fid·dle v. t. To play (a tune) on a fiddle.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n : bowed stringed instrument that is the highest member of the
          violin family; this instrument has four strings and a
          hollow body and an unfretted fingerboard and is played
          with a bow [syn: violin]
      v 1: avoid (one's assigned duties); "The derelict soldier shirked
           his duties" [syn: shirk, shrink from, goldbrick]
      2: commit fraud and steal from one's employer; "We found out
         that she had been fiddling for years"
      3: play the violin or fiddle
      4: play on a violin; "Zuckerman fiddled that song very nicely"
      5: manipulate manually or in one's mind or imagination; "She
         played nervously with her wedding ring"; "Don't fiddle
         with the screws"; "He played with the idea of running for
         the Senate" [syn: toy, diddle, play]
      6: play around with or alter or falsify, usually secretively or
         dishonestly; "Someone tampered with the documents on my
         desk"; "The reporter fiddle with the facts" [syn: tamper,
      7: try to fix or mend; "Can you tinker with the T.V. set--it's
         not working right"; "She always fiddles with her van on
         the weekend" [syn: tinker]