- 1.1A square wooden or iron bar that takes the weight of a topmast stepped to a lower mast by being passed through holes in both masts.More example sentences
- The fid, therefore, must be withdrawn every time the top-mast is lowered.
- The topmast is held in place by a fid, or pin passing through the masthead and topmast.
- 1.2A conical pin or spike used in splicing rope.More example sentences
- A tapered wooden spike called a 'fid' is the traditional splicing tool commonly used for splicing natural fiber twisted rope.
- The fid is hollow so that a strand can be led into it and fed through the rope.
early 17th century: of unknown origin.
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