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]

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  • 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

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  • 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

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