What Is A Fid?

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Have you ever come across a word you didn't know? Well that happened today for two teachers at Hawthorn Elementary.

Fid: a definition

A fid is a conical tool traditionally made of wood or bone. It is used to work with rope and canvas in marlinespike seamanship. A fid is used to hold open knots and holes in canvas. A fid is used to open the "lays", or strands of rope, synthetic or natural, for splicing said line. Modern fids are typically made of aluminum, steel, or plastic.