coaming

[ koh-ming ]
/ ˈkoʊ mɪŋ /

noun

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

Origin of coaming

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