Harpings
Harpings Harp"ings (-[i^]ngz), n. pl. (Naut.) The fore parts of the wales, which encompass the bow of a vessel, and are fastened to the stem. [Written also {harpins}.] --Totten. [1913 Webster]

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  • harpings — noun The front part of the wales of a vessel, around the bow and fastened to the stem; used to provide protection from the seas …   Wiktionary

  • harpings — /ˈhapɪŋz/ (say hahpingz) plural noun the stout wales about the bow of a ship. Also, harpins /ˈhapənz/ (say hahpuhnz). {harp + ing1 + s3} …   Australian English dictionary

  • harpings — harpˈings plural noun (nautical) The foreparts of the wales at the bow • • • Main Entry: ↑harp …   Useful english dictionary

  • cat-harpings — see harpings …   Useful english dictionary

  • harpins — Harpings Harp ings ( [i^]ngz), n. pl. (Naut.) The fore parts of the wales, which encompass the bow of a vessel, and are fastened to the stem. [Written also {harpins}.] Totten. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • harp|ins — «HAR pihnz», noun (plural). Nautical. = harpings. (Cf. ↑harpings) …   Useful english dictionary

  • гарпинсы — мн. закругление бортовой обшивки на носу судна , стар. гарпин, у Петра I; см. Смирнов 82. Из англ. harpings – мн. от harping …   Этимологический словарь русского языка Макса Фасмера

  • Harp — Harp, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Harped} (h[aum]rpt) p. pr. & vb. n. {Harping}.] [AS. hearpian. See {Harp}, n.] 1. To play on the harp. [1913 Webster] I heard the voice of harpers, harping with their harps. Rev. xiv. 2. [1913 Webster] 2. To dwell on or …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Harped — Harp Harp, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Harped} (h[aum]rpt) p. pr. & vb. n. {Harping}.] [AS. hearpian. See {Harp}, n.] 1. To play on the harp. [1913 Webster] I heard the voice of harpers, harping with their harps. Rev. xiv. 2. [1913 Webster] 2. To dwell… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Harping — Harp Harp, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Harped} (h[aum]rpt) p. pr. & vb. n. {Harping}.] [AS. hearpian. See {Harp}, n.] 1. To play on the harp. [1913 Webster] I heard the voice of harpers, harping with their harps. Rev. xiv. 2. [1913 Webster] 2. To dwell… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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