fid

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English[edit]

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Origin unknown.

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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.
    • 1872, The Eclectic Magazine: Foreign Literature
      Four — dreadfully unclad — men, carefully oiled, to protect their skin against the great heat, are moving about with long iron spoons, stirring here and mixing there, or kneading into little fids various compounds of coarse sugar and rancid butter []
  5. A wooden or metal bar or pin, used to support or steady anything.
  6. (nautical, slang) The penis.

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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Verb[edit]

fid

  1. Soft mutation of bid.