Cat-harping
Cat-harping Cat"-harp`ing n. (Naut.) One of the short ropes or iron cramps used to brace in the shrouds toward the masts so a to give freer sweep to the yards. [1913 Webster] ||

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  • cat-harping — noun One of the short ropes or iron cramps used to brace in the shrouds toward the masts so as to give freer sweep to the yards …   Wiktionary

  • Cat-harpin — Cat harp in, n. See {Cat harping}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • cat-harpin — /kat hahr pin/, n. Naut. any of a number of short ropes or rods for gathering in shrouds near their tops. [var. of CAT HARPING; etym. uncert.] * * * …   Universalium

  • cat-harpin — /kat hahr pin/, n. Naut. any of a number of short ropes or rods for gathering in shrouds near their tops. [var. of CAT HARPING; etym. uncert.] …   Useful english dictionary

  • Catharpin — is a nautical term, which is often pronounced cat harping. It describes one of the short ropes or iron cramps used to brace in the shrouds toward the masts so as to give a freer sweep to the yards. It is also the name of a small, few store… …   Wikipedia

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