catling

noun cat·ling \ ˈkatliŋ \

Definition of catling

plural -s
1 :a small cat :kitten
2 :a catgut string for a musical instrument
3 :the smallest string instrument (as a lute)
4 or less commonly catlin \-lə̇n\ :a long double-edged sharp-pointed knife used in amputations to divide tissues between close-lying bones

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Origin and Etymology of catling

1cat + -ling


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