carling

noun
car·​ling | \ ˈkärliŋ, -lə̇n \
variants: or less commonly carlin or carline \ -​lə̇n \
plural -s

Definition of carling

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: a fore-and-aft member supporting a deck of a ship or framing a deck opening where the beams have been cut usually used in plural

carling

Definition of carling (Entry 2 of 2)

present participle of carl

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History and Etymology for carling

Noun

French carlingue, from Old North French calingue, from Old Norse kerling, literally, old woman

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“Carling.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/carling. Accessed 14 December 2019.

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