from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun Nautical, a tapered wooden pin or marlinspike used to open the strands of a rope in splicing. It is sometimes driven by a mallet called a commander.


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  • -fid 'split into parts' as in trifid.

    August 12, 2021

  • think it's just a fid as in a bar or pin that supports or braces something. compare setting-fid, fid-hole

    August 16, 2021

  • interesting that decemfid also shows up in the reverse dictionary though

    August 16, 2021