Origin of earingfrom ear, sense
Origin of earingPerhaps from ear 1
- (nautical) A line used to fasten the upper corners of a sail to the yard or gaff; also called head earing.
- (nautical) A line for hauling the reef cringle to the yard; also called reef earing.
- (nautical) A line fastening the corners of an awning to the rigging or stanchions.
- (archaic) A ploughing of land.