a high-pitched transverse flute used commonly in military and marching musical groups.
verb (used with or without object), fifed, fifing.
to play on a fife.
a small high-pitched flute similar to the piccolo and usually having no keys, used esp in military bands
to play (music) on a fife
a council area and historical county of E central Scotland, bordering on the North Sea between the Firths of Tay and Forth: coastal lowlands in the north and east, with several ranges of hills; mainly agricultural. Administrative centre: Glenrothes. Pop: 352 040 (2003 est). Area: 1323 sq km (511 sq miles)
Duncan See Duncan Phyfe
1550s, from German Pfeife “fife, pipe,” from Old High German pfifa, or via Middle French fifre (15c.) from the same Old High German word; ultimately imitative. German musicians provided music for most European courts in those days. As a verb from 1590s. Agent noun fifer is recorded earlier (1530s). Fife and drum is from 1670s.
A small flute with a high, piercing tone, used mainly in military bands.
noun, Nautical. 1. 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. noun 1. (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 […]