Earing meaning

îrĭng
A small rope passed through a cringle and used to attach the corner of a sail to a yard, gaff, or boom or to reef a sail.
noun
1
0
(nautical) A line fastening the corners of an awning to the rigging or stanchions.
noun
1
1
A short line attaching an upper corner of a sail to the yard.
noun
0
1
(nautical) A line used to fasten the upper corners of a sail to the yard or gaff; also called head earing.
noun
0
1
(nautical) A line for hauling the reef cringle to the yard; also called reef earing.
noun
0
1
Advertisement
(archaic) A ploughing of land.
noun
0
1

Origin of earing

  • Perhaps from ear

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