coaming

noun
coam·​ing | \ ˈkō-miŋ How to pronounce coaming (audio) \
variants: or less commonly

Definition of coaming

: a raised frame (as around a hatchway in the deck of a ship) to keep out water

First Known Use of coaming

1611, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for coaming

probably irregular from comb

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“Coaming.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/coaming. Accessed 21 Oct. 2021.

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