earing

noun

ear·​ing ˈir-iŋ How to pronounce earing (audio)
: a line used to fasten a corner of a sail to the yard or gaff or to haul a reef cringle to the yard

Word History

Etymology

perhaps from ear entry 1

First Known Use

1762, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of earing was in 1762

Dictionary Entries Near earing

Cite this Entry

“Earing.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/earing. Accessed 21 Feb. 2024.

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