Meaning of fid
Pronunciation: (fid), [key]
— n. Naut.
- a stout bar of wood or metal placed across a lower spar so as to support a higher one.
- a stout bar used to hold a running bowsprit in its extended position.
- a wooden or metal pin for parting strands of a rope.
- a bar or pin used as a key or toggle.
- a combining form meaning “divided,” “lobed,” occurring in adjectives borrowed from Latin (bifid); on this model, used in the formation of compound words (pinnatifid).