fid

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Noun[edit]

fid (plural fids)

A fid in use aboard the USS John C. Stennis.
  1. (nautical) A pointed tool without any sharp edges, used in weaving or knotwork to tighten and form up weaves or complex knots; used in sailing ships to open the strands of a rope before splicing. Compare marlinespike.
  2. (nautical) A square bar of wood or iron, with a shoulder at one end, to support the weight of the topmast (on a ship).
  3. A plug of oakum for the vent of a gun.
  4. A small thick piece of anything.
  5. A wooden or metal bar or pin, used to support or steady anything.
  6. A naval euphemism for "penis", derived from the similarity of each of the above to the male reproductive organ.

Verb[edit]

fid (third-person singular simple present fids, present participle fiding, simple past and past participle fided)

  1. To support a topmast using a fid.

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Noun[edit]

fid (plural fids)

  1. food

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fid

  1. soft mutation of bid