harping

[ hahr-ping ]
/ ˈhɑr pɪŋ /

noun Shipbuilding.

any of several horizontal members at the ends of a vessel for holding cant frames in position until the shell planking or plating is attached.
Also har·pin [hahr-pin], /ˈhɑr pɪn/, harp·ins [hahr-pinz]. /ˈhɑr pɪnz/.

Origin of harping

1620–30; perhaps harp + -ing1

OTHER WORDS FROM harping

un·harp·ing, adjective
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