pin' rail"

1. Theat.a rail on a fly gallery, wall, etc., holding two rows of pins or cleats for securing lines attached to scenery.
2. Naut.a strong rail at the side of the deck of a vessel, for holding the pins to which some of the running rigging is belayed. Cf. fife rail.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.



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