taffrail

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noun taff·rail \ˈtaf-ˌrāl, -rəl\

Definition of taffrail

  1. 1 :  the upper part of the stern of a wooden ship

  2. 2 :  a rail around the stern of a ship

Origin and Etymology of taffrail

modification of Dutch tafereel, from Middle Dutch, panel, from Old French tablel — more at tableau


First Known Use: circa 1704


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