Definition of nef in English:

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Pronunciation: /nef/


An elaborate table decoration in the shape of a ship for holding such things as table napkins and condiments.
Example sentences
  • The nef is embellished with two European dragons, and an amusing open-mouthed dragon's head forms the spout.


Mid 19th century: from French, literally 'ship' (see nave1).

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Syllabification: nef

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