coaming

[koh-ming]

Origin of coaming

1605–15; earlier coming, apparently equivalent to comb1 (in the sense of ‘crest’) + -ing1
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Examples from the Web for coaming

Historical Examples of coaming

  • Then he climbed over the coaming and joined the men in the dory.

    El Diablo

    Brayton Norton

  • The coaming was riddled as the deadly hail moved toward the bow.

    El Diablo

    Brayton Norton

  • The Richard dipped with a swerve which threw him violently against the coaming.

    El Diablo

    Brayton Norton

  • Marston, who sat on the yacht's coaming, splicing a rope, trusted Wyndham far.

    Wyndham's Pal

    Harold Bindloss

  • Draw that box out and sit down beneath the coaming if you mean to stay.

    The Protector

    Harold Bindloss


British Dictionary definitions for coaming

coaming

noun
  1. a raised frame around the cockpit or hatchway of a vessel for keeping out water

Word Origin for coaming

C17: of unknown origin
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Word Origin and History for coaming
n.

1610s, nautical, of unknown origin.

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