from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- noun A rail around the lower part of a ship's mast to which the belaying pins for the rigging are secured.
from The Century Dictionary.
- noun A rail above the deck around the lower part of the mast of a vessel, having holes in it for belaying-pins.
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- noun the railing surrounding the mast of a sailing vessel
from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
[Possibly from its use by the ship's fifer.]
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