harp·​in | \ ˈhärpə̇n\
variants: or less commonly harping \ -​piŋ \
plural -s

Definition of harpin

1 archaic : a wale around a ship's bow stouter than the rest of the strakes
2 : one of the timbers used during construction of a ship to regulate and hold in place the cant frames

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probably from harp entry 1 + -ing

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