- a short fore-and-aft beam running beside a hatchway, mast hole, or other deck opening.
Origin of carling
1350–1400; Middle English < French carlingue < Scandinavian; compare Icelandic kerling keelson, literally, old woman; see carline
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Examples from the Web for carling
In her article, Middleton says that she used to "pine" after the now 48-year-old Carling.Pippa Middleton's Crush on Princess Diana's Boyfriend
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Carling, as a man of the world, acquiesced in souvenirs he did not share.
And he heard Carling exclaim to Victor: 'How comes the fellow here!'
Carling is the foundation beam of a ship, or the main beam on the keel.
Is your name Carling, that you can't speak without stuttering so?Concerning Sally
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Then the drug-store goes, and Carling's store and Rinehart's restaurant.Careers of Danger and Daring
- a fore-and-aft beam in a vessel, used for supporting the deck, esp around a hatchway or other opening
C14: from Old Norse kerling old woman, carline ²
- Will (iam). born 1965, English Rugby Union player; won 72 caps (1988–97); captained England to three Grand Slams (1991, 1992, 1995)
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