coaming

noun coam·ing \ˈkō-miŋ\
variants: or less commonly

\ˈkō-miŋ\

Definition of coaming

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

Origin and Etymology of coaming

probably irregular from comb


First Known Use: 1611

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