reeming beetle

noun (1)
reem·​ing beetle | \ ˈrēmiŋ-\

Definition of reeming beetle

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: the largest mallet used by a calker

reeming iron

noun (2)

Definition of reeming iron (Entry 2 of 2)

: a chisel for reaming the seams of planks in calking ships

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History and Etymology for reeming beetle

Noun (1)

reeming from (assumed) Middle English (dialect) reming, present participle of remen to open up, clear

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