Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The square hole in the heel of a topmast, or topgallantmast into which the fid is inserted.
“On deck all hell broke loose as they were striking the maintopmast half an hour later; the preventer top-rope reeved through the fid-hole parted at the very moment a deluge of warm rain beat down on the ship, so thick they could scarcely breathe, much less see.”
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