also combing noun Etymology: probably irregular from comb Date: 1611 a raised frame (as around a hatchway in the deck of a ship) to keep out water

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  • Coaming — (Originally Coaning ,) is any vertical surface on a ship designed to deflect or prevent entry of water. It usually refers to raised section of deck plating around an opening, such as a hatch. Coamings also provide a frame onto which to fit a… …   Wikipedia

  • coaming — 1610s, nautical, of unknown origin …   Etymology dictionary

  • coaming — (also coamings) ► NOUN ▪ a raised border round the cockpit or hatch of a boat to keep out water. ORIGIN of unknown origin …   English terms dictionary

  • coaming — [kōm′iŋ] n. [17th c. < ?] a raised border around a hatchway, roof opening, etc., to keep out water …   English World dictionary

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  • coaming — /koh ming/, n. a raised border around an opening in a deck, roof, or floor, designed to prevent water from running below. [1605 15; earlier coming, appar. equiv. to COMB (in sense crest ) + ING1] * * * …   Universalium

  • coaming — noun /ˈkəʊ.mɪŋ/ a) On a boat, the vertical side of above deck structures, such as the coach roof, hatch, and cockpit. b) A raised frame, designed to deflect or prevent entry of water, around an opening (e.g., a hatch or skylight) in a flat… …   Wiktionary

  • coaming — raised edge around ship s hatches to keep water out Nautical Terms …   Phrontistery dictionary

  • coaming — n. raised border that surrounds the opening in a ship deck or roof in order to keep out water …   English contemporary dictionary

  • coaming — The edge of an open cockpit aperture …   Aviation dictionary

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