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cat-harpin

[ kat-hahr-pin ]

noun

, Nautical.
  1. any of a number of short ropes or rods for gathering in shrouds near their tops.


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Word History and Origins

Origin of cat-harpin1

Variant of cat-harping; etymology uncertain

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