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  4  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Fife  \Fife\,  n.  [F.  fifre,  OHG.  pf[=i]fa,  LL  pipa  pipe,  pipare 
  to  play  on  the  pipe,  fr  L.  pipire,  pipare,  to  peep,  pip, 
  chirp,  as  a  chiken.  See  {Pipe}.]  (Mus.) 
  A  small  shrill  pipe,  resembling  the  piccolo  flute,  used 
  chiefly  to  accompany  the  drum  in  military  music. 
 
  {Fife  major}  (Mil.),  a  noncommissioned  officer  who 
  superintends  the  fifers  of  a  regiment. 
 
  {Fife  rail}.  (Naut.) 
  a  A  rail  about  the  mast,  at  the  deck,  to  hold  belaying 
  pins,  etc 
  b  A  railing  around  the  break  of  a  poop  deck. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Fife  \Fife\,  v.  i.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Fifed};  p.  pr  &  vb  n. 
  {fifing}.] 
  To  play  on  a  fife. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  fife 
  n  :  a  small  high-pitched  flute  similar  to  a  piccolo;  has  a 
  shrill  tone  and  is  used  chiefly  to  accompany  drums  in  a 
  marching  band 
 
  From  U.S.  Gazetteer  (1990)  [gazetteer]: 
 
  Fife,  TX 
  Zip  code(s):  76825 
  Fife,  WA  (city,  FIPS  23795) 
  Location:  47.23995  N,  122.36136  W 
  Population  (1990):  3864  (2152  housing  units) 
  Area:  7.6  sq  km  (land),  0.0  sq  km  (water) 
  Zip  code(s):  98424 




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