fife rail

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fife rail

n.
A rail around the lower part of a ship's mast to which the belaying pins for the rigging are secured.

[Possibly from its use by the ship's fifer.]

fife rail

n
(Nautical Terms) nautical a rail at the base of a mast of a sailing vessel, fitted with pins for belaying running rigging. Compare pin rail
[C18: of unknown origin]

fife′ rail`



n.
a rail on a sailing vessel where belaying pins are inserted.
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Noun1.fife rail - the railing surrounding the mast of a sailing vessel
rail, railing - a barrier consisting of a horizontal bar and supports
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How it's used: Framing, "compass timbers" or curved beams, breasthooks in the cutwater area, pin rails, and fife rails.