Fid



[fid] /fɪd/

noun, Nautical.
1.
a stout bar of wood or metal placed across a lower spar so as to support a higher one.
2.
a stout bar used to hold a running bowsprit in its extended position.
3.
a wooden or metal pin for parting strands of a rope.
4.
a bar or pin used as a key or toggle.
1.
a combining form meaning “divided,” “lobed,” occurring in adjectives borrowed from Latin (bifid); on this model, used in the formation of compound words (pinnatifid).
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/fɪd/
noun (nautical)
1.
a spike for separating strands of rope in splicing
2.
a wooden or metal bar for supporting the heel of a topmast
combining form
1.
divided into parts or lobes: bifid, pinnatifid

word-forming element meaning “split, divided into parts,” from Latin -fidus, related to findere “to split” (see fissure).
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