catling

noun

cat·​ling
ˈkatliŋ
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

Word History

Etymology

cat entry 1 + -ling

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“Catling.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/catling. Accessed 18 May. 2024.

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