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doubling

[duhb-ling] /ˈdʌb lɪŋ/
noun, Nautical
1.
the part of the upper or lower end of one spar of a mast that is overlapped by another spar above or below it.
Origin
1350-1400
1350-1400; Middle English; see double, -ing1
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