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spirketting

/ (ˈspɜːkɪtɪŋ) /
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noun nautical

deck planking near the bulwarks
the interior lining between ports and the overhead interior surface of the cabin

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Word Origin for spirketting

C18: from obsolete spirket space between floor timbers in a ship
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