cat-harpin

[ kat-hahr-pin ]
/ ˈkætˌhɑr pɪn /

noun Nautical.

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

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Origin of cat-harpin

Variant of cat-harping; etymology uncertain
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