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variants or less commonly carlin or carline
plural -s
: 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


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present participle of carl

Word History



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

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“Carling.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 5 Dec. 2023.

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