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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.
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Origin of coaming

First recorded in 1605–15; earlier coming, apparently equivalent to comb (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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