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carling

[kahr-ling] /ˈkɑr lɪŋ/
noun, Nautical
1.
a short fore-and-aft beam running beside a hatchway, mast hole, or other deck opening.
Origin
1350-1400
1350-1400; Middle English < French carlingue < Scandinavian; compare Icelandic kerling keelson, literally, old woman; see carline
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British Dictionary definitions for carling

carling

/ˈkɑːlɪŋ/
noun
1.
a fore-and-aft beam in a vessel, used for supporting the deck, esp around a hatchway or other opening
Word Origin
C14: from Old Norse kerling old woman, carline²

Carling

/ˈkɑːlɪŋ/
noun
1.
Will(iam). born 1965, English Rugby Union player; won 72 caps (1988–97); captained England to three Grand Slams (1991, 1992, 1995)
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