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fife rail

noun, Nautical.
a rail surrounding or next to the mast of a sailing vessel for use in holding the pins to which some of the running rigging is belayed.
Compare pin rail.
Origin of fife rail
First recorded in 1715-25 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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fife rail

(nautical) a rail at the base of a mast of a sailing vessel, fitted with pins for belaying running rigging Compare pin rail
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C18: of unknown origin
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