coam·​ing ˈkō-miŋ How to pronounce coaming (audio)
variants or less commonly combing
: a raised frame (as around a hatchway in the deck of a ship) to keep out water

Word History


probably irregular from comb

First Known Use

1611, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of coaming was in 1611

Dictionary Entries Near coaming

Cite this Entry

“Coaming.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 18 Jul. 2024.

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