noun Nautical.

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 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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a fore-and-aft beam in a vessel, used for supporting the deck, esp around a hatchway or other opening

Word Origin for carling

C14: from Old Norse kerling old woman, carline ²



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