a stout bar of wood or metal placed across a lower spar so as to support a higher one.
a stout bar used to hold a running bowsprit in its extended position.
a wooden or metal pin for parting strands of a rope.
a bar or pin used as a key or toggle.
a combining form meaning “divided,” “lobed,” occurring in adjectives borrowed from Latin (bifid); on this model, used in the formation of compound words (pinnatifid).
a spike for separating strands of rope in splicing
a wooden or metal bar for supporting the heel of a topmast
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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[fid-l-bak] /ˈfɪd lˌbæk/ noun 1. something shaped like a . adjective 2. resembling the or outline of a violin. 3. (of a veneer figure) having close, fine, dark stripes.
noun 1. a chair back having a solid splat similar in form to that of a fiddle. noun 1. a chair with a fiddle-shaped back 2. a chasuble with a fiddle-shaped front
noun 1. .
[boh for 1, 2; bou for 3] /boʊ for 1, 2; baʊ for 3/ noun 1. a bow with which the strings of the violin or a similar instrument are set in vibration. 2. a bow for driving the arbor of a small lathe, as one used by watchmakers. 3. Nautical. .