spirketing

noun

spir·​ket·​ing
ˈspərkə̇tiŋ
plural -s
: planking consisting of timbers that are heavier than the ceiling and are worked above the waterways in a wooden ship

Word History

Etymology

obsolete English spirket, spurket space between floor timbers of a ship forward or aft + English -ing

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“Spirketing.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/spirketing. Accessed 6 Dec. 2022.

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