fife rail


: a rail about the mast near the deck to which rigging is belayed

Word History

First Known Use

circa 1800, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of fife rail was circa 1800

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“Fife rail.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 13 Jul. 2024.

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