a rail surrounding or next to the mast of a sailing vessel for use in holding the pins to which some of the running rigging is belayed.
(nautical) a rail at the base of a mast of a sailing vessel, fitted with pins for belaying running rigging Compare pin rail
[fahyf] /faɪf/ noun 1. Also called Fifeshire [fahyf-sheer, -sher] /ˈfaɪf ʃɪər, -ʃər/ (Show IPA). a historic county in E Scotland. 2. a region in E Scotland. 504 sq. mi. (1305 sq. km). /faɪf/ noun 1. a small high-pitched flute similar to the piccolo and usually having no keys, used esp in military bands verb 2. […]
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/ˈfiːfiː/ noun 1. (mountaineering) a metal hook at the top of an étrier for attaching it to a peg and also connected by a cord to the climber’s harness to pull the étrier up and prevent it being dropped
[fahy-foh] /ˈfaɪ foʊ/ noun 1. . 2. Computers. a storage and retrieval technique, used mainly for data, in which the first item stored is also the first item retrieved. /ˈfaɪfəʊ/ noun acronym 1. first in, first out (as an accounting principle in costing stock) Compare LIFO noun First In, First Out; the first items are […]
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