Definition from Wiktionary, the free dictionary
board; plank; plate; slab
|(surname); beard; what why how|
|simp. and trad.
- 板 ("wooden board," referring to the wooden face of the instrument's body) + 胡 (short for huqin, a family of Chinese bowed lutes)
- banhu (a bowed string instrument with two strings and a coconut shell body)
- The instrument is used primarily in the traditional music of northern and northeastern China