Coaming meaning

kō'mĭng
A raised rim or border around an opening, as on a ship's deck, designed to keep out water.
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A raised border around a hatchway, roof opening, etc., to keep out water.
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(nautical) On a boat, the vertical side of above-deck structures, such as the coach roof, hatch, and cockpit.
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A raised frame, designed to deflect or prevent entry of water, around an opening (e.g., a hatch or skylight) in a flat surface, such as a roof or deck.
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Origin of coaming

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    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition