See also: stradivarius
- (music) A stringed instrument built by members of the Stradivari family, particularly Antonio Stradivari.
- (music) A violin made by another manufacturer, named to capitalise on the fame of the instruments made by Antonio Stradivari.
- (figuratively) A name invoked as a standard of excellence in unrelated fields.
A Bath boat is the Stradivarius of destroyers!
stringed instrument built by members of the Stradivari family