fife rail

fife rail
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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [fahyf reyl]
    • /faɪf reɪl/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [fahyf reyl]
    • /faɪf reɪl/

Definitions of fife rail words

  • noun fife rail a rail surrounding or next to the mast of a sailing vessel for use in holding the pins to which some of the running rigging is belayed. 1
  • noun fife rail a rail at the base of a mast of a sailing vessel, fitted with pins for belaying running rigging 0
  • noun fife rail an inboard rail with holes for belaying pins 0

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Origin of fife rail

First appearance:

before 1715
One of the 49% newest English words
First recorded in 1715-25

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Parts of speech for Fife rail


fife rail popularity

A pretty common term. Usually people know it’s meaning, but prefer to use a more spread out synonym. About 39% of English native speakers know the meaning and use word.
According to our data about 58% of words is more used. This is a rare but used term. It occurs in the pages of specialized literature and in the speech of educated people.

fife rail usage trend in Literature

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