catling

noun cat·ling \ˈkatliŋ\

Definition of catling

plural

-s

  1. 1 :  a small cat :  kitten

  2. 2 :  a catgut string for a musical instrument

  3. 3 :  the smallest string instrument (as a lute)

  4. 4 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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