Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A rail around the lower part of a ship's mast to which the belaying pins for the rigging are secured.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A railing around the break of a poop deck.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A rail above the deck around the lower part of the mast of a vessel, having holes in it for belaying-pins.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. the railing surrounding the mast of a sailing vessel

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

Possibly from its use by the ship's fifer.

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