fid
noun Etymology: origin unknown Date: 1615 a tapered usually wooden pin used in opening the strands of a rope

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  • Fid — Fid, n. [Prov. E. fid a small, thick lump.] 1. (Naut.) A square bar of wood or iron, used to support the topmast, being passed through a hole or mortise at its heel, and resting on the trestle trees. [1913 Webster] 2. A wooden or metal bar or pin …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • fid — –FID Element secund de compunere savantă cu semnificaţia despicat . [< fr. fide, cf. lat. fidus < findere – a despica]. Trimis de LauraGellner, 13.06.2006. Sursa: DN  FÍD elem. despicat , împărţit . (< fr. fide, cf. lat. fidus) Trimis… …   Dicționar Român

  • -fid — [fid] [L fidus, split < base of findere: see FISSION] combining form split or separated into (a specified number or kind of) parts [palmatifid] …   English World dictionary

  • fid — [fid] n. [Early ModE naut. term < ?] 1. a round, pointed wooden tool for separating the strands of a rope in splicing 2. a square wooden or metal bar for supporting a topmast …   English World dictionary

  • Fid — (Seew.), Kegel von hartem Holz um die Duchten eines Taues zu trennen, s. Spließhorn …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • Fid — Fid, Holzkegel zum Aufweiten von Taukränzen und Augsplissungen …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • fid — /fid/, n. Naut. 1. a stout bar of wood or metal placed across a lower spar so as to support a higher one. 2. a stout bar used to hold a running bowsprit in its extended position. 3. a wooden or metal pin for parting strands of a rope. 4. a bar or …   Universalium

  • FID — [Abk. für Flammenionisationsdetektor]: ein ↑ Detektor für die Gaschromatographie …   Universal-Lexikon

  • -fid — element meaning split, divided into parts, from L. fidus, related to findere to split (see FISSURE (Cf. fissure)) …   Etymology dictionary

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