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coaming

[koh-ming] /ˈkoʊ mɪŋ/
noun
1.
a raised border around an opening in a deck, roof, or floor, designed to prevent water from running below.
Origin of coaming
1605-1615
1605-15; earlier coming, apparently equivalent to comb1 (in the sense of ‘crest’) + -ing1
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coaming

/ˈkəʊmɪŋ/
noun
1.
a raised frame around the cockpit or hatchway of a vessel for keeping out water
Word Origin
C17: of unknown origin
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Word Origin and History for coaming
n.

1610s, nautical, of unknown origin.

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