coaming

[ koh-ming ]
/ ˈkoʊ mɪŋ /
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noun

a raised border around an opening in a deck, roof, or floor, designed to prevent water from running below.

Nearby words

  1. coalition,
  2. coalitionism,
  3. coalport,
  4. coalsack,
  5. coaly,
  6. coamo,
  7. coanchor,
  8. coanda,
  9. coapt,
  10. coaptation

Origin of coaming

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

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British Dictionary definitions for coaming

coaming

/ (ˈkəʊmɪŋ) /

noun

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

coaming

n.

1610s, nautical, of unknown origin.

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