Definition of fid in English:
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.
- The fid, therefore, must be withdrawn every time the top-mast is lowered.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.
Early 17th century: of unknown origin.
Definition of fid in:
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