spirketing

noun
spir·​ket·​ing | \ˈspərkə̇tiŋ\
plural -s

Definition of spirketing 

: planking consisting of timbers that are heavier than the ceiling and are worked above the waterways in a wooden ship

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History and Etymology for spirketing

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

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