- coaming 1610s, nautical, of unknown origin.
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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 — (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
coaming — See hatch coaming … Dictionary of automotive terms
coaming — 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 … New Collegiate Dictionary
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