Associations to the word «Earing»
EARING, noun. (nautical) A line used to fasten the upper corners of a sail to the yard or gaff; also called head earing.
EARING, noun. (nautical) A line for hauling the reef cringle to the yard; also called reef earing.
EARING, noun. (nautical) A line fastening the corners of an awning to the rigging or stanchions.
EARING, noun. (archaic) A ploughing of land.
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