Definition of fife rail in English:

fife rail

Syllabification: fife rail

noun

chiefly historical
1A rail around the mainmast of a sailing ship, holding belaying pins.
1.1The rail on top of the bulwark at the edge of a sailing ship’s poop or forecastle.

Origin

early 18th century: of unknown origin.

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