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noun ear·ing \ˈir-iŋ\

Definition of earing

  1. :  a line used to fasten a corner of a sail to the yard or gaff or to haul a reef cringle to the yard



Origin of earing

perhaps from 1ear


First Known Use: 1626

Rhymes with earing


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