Taffrail definitions

tăf'rāl', -rəl
The rail around the stern of a vessel.
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The flat upper part of the stern of a vessel, made of wood and often richly carved.
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A protective rail around the weather deck at the stern of a ship.
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(nautical) The curved wooden top of the stern of a sailing man-of-war or East Indiaman, usually carved or decorated.
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(nautical) The rail around the stern of a ship.
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(nautical) The deck area at the stern of a vessel.
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Origin of taffrail

Alteration of tafferel carved panel from Dutch tafereel panel for carving or painting from Middle Dutch tafeleel, tafereel from Old French tablel tableau