Fid vs Iid - What's the difference?

fid | iid |


As a noun fid

is (nautical) a pointed tool without any sharp edges, used in weaving or knotwork to tighten and form up weaves or complex knots; used in sailing ships to open the strands of a rope before splicing compare marlinespike.

As a verb fid

is to support a topmast using a fid.

As an adjective iid is

(statistics|probability theory) independent and identically distributed.

fid

English

(wikipedia fid)

Noun

(en noun)
  • (nautical) A pointed tool without any sharp edges, used in weaving or knotwork to tighten and form up weaves or complex knots; used in sailing ships to open the strands of a rope before splicing. Compare marlinespike.
  • (nautical) A square bar of wood or iron, with a shoulder at one end, to support the weight of the topmast (on a ship).
  • A plug of oakum for the vent of a gun.
  • A small thick piece of anything.
  • A wooden or metal bar or pin, used to support or steady anything.
  • A naval euphemism for "penis", derived from the similarity of each of the above to the male reproductive organ.
  • Verb

    (en verb)
  • To support a topmast using a fid.
  • Anagrams

    * ---- ==Volap√ľk==

    Noun

    (vo-noun)
  • food
  • Declension

    (vo-decl-noun)

    Derived terms

    * fidacem ----

    iid

    English

    Alternative forms

    * , IID

    Adjective

    (-)
  • (statistics, probability theory) Independent and identically distributed.