- a raised border around an opening in a deck, roof, or floor, designed to prevent water from running below.
Origin of coaming
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Examples from the Web for coaming
Then he climbed over the coaming and joined the men in the dory.
The coaming was riddled as the deadly hail moved toward the bow.
The Richard dipped with a swerve which threw him violently against the coaming.
Marston, who sat on the yacht's coaming, splicing a rope, trusted Wyndham far.Wyndham's Pal
Draw that box out and sit down beneath the coaming if you mean to stay.The Protector
- a raised frame around the cockpit or hatchway of a vessel for keeping out water
C17: of unknown origin
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Word Origin and History for coaming
1610s, nautical, of unknown origin.
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