Meaning of fid


Pronunciation: (fid), [key]
— n. Naut.
  1. a stout bar of wood or metal placed across a lower spar so as to support a higher one.
  2. a stout bar used to hold a running bowsprit in its extended position.
  3. a wooden or metal pin for parting strands of a rope.
  4. a bar or pin used as a key or toggle.


Pronunciation: [key]
  1. a combining form meaning “divided,” “lobed,” occurring in adjectives borrowed from Latin (bifid); on this model, used in the formation of compound words (pinnatifid).


Pronunciation: [key]
  1. fiduciary.
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