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  • n. Plural form of coaming, especially all sides of a single coach roof, hatch, or cockpit.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Raised pieces of wood of iron around a hatchway, skylight, or other opening in the deck, to prevent water from running bellow; esp. the fore-and-aft pieces of a hatchway frame as distinguished from the transverse head ledges.


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  • Each of these hatch-ways, or orifices, had the usual defences of "coamings," strong frame-work around their margins.

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  • That our good old-fashioned mode of spelling should receive the modern improvements was perhaps unavoidable, but surely we never spelt "coamings" (of

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  • The passageways were blocked off at regular intervals by bulkheads and huge metal hatches with rims, or coamings, that one had to step over to get from compartment to compartment.

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  • All metal objects such as stacks, winches, masts, coamings, engine blocks, stoves, appliances and stays are securely grounded to these copper rods so that built-up current can flow to the zincs.

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  • Hrrula carefully got into the skiff, looked at the far side, felt on the coamings and then spread his hands wide, questioningly.

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  • One hot summer afternoon, when the _Saucy Sally_ was taking in cargo and the Skipper was ashore, Mr. Topper, seated on the coamings of the hatchway, abandoned himself to the melancholy pleasures of Haydn's

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  • "Like as not they've left off the hatch coamings."

    Java Head

  • Blood returned to the Colonel, who, under guard and panic-stricken, had dejectedly resumed his seat on the coamings of the main batch.

    Captain Blood

  • Seated on the hatch-coamings, the Somersetshire lad gratefully filled his lungs with the cool night air, and professed himself revived thereby.

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  • Such was the comprehension and despatch with which he gave his commands that the captain returned from divine worship to find the Maria in profane hands, her immaculate deck littered with straw and sawdust, and covered to the coamings with bottles and cases.

    Project Gutenberg Complete Works of Winston Churchill


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