pin rail

noun
1.
Theater. a rail on a fly gallery, wall, etc., holding two rows of pins or cleats for securing lines attached to scenery.
2.
Nautical. 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.
Compare fife rail.


Origin:
1875–80

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pin rail
 
n
nautical Compare fife rail a strong wooden rail or bar containing holes for belaying pins to which lines are fastened on sailing vessels

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