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harpings

harpins (ˈhɑːpɪnz)

/ (ˈhɑːpɪŋz) /
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pl n

nautical wooden members used for strengthening the bow of a vessel
shipbuilding wooden supports used in construction

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Word Origin for harpings

C17: perhaps related to French harpe cramp iron
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