Definitions for earingˈɪər ɪŋ
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
a rope with a cringle, used for bending a corner of a sail to a yard, boom, or gaff or for reefing a sail.
Category: Nautical, Navy
Origin of earing:
A line used to fasten the upper corners of a sail to the yard or gaff; also called head earing.
a line used to fasten the upper corners of a sail to the yard or gaff; -- also called head earing
a line for hauling the reef cringle to the yard; -- also called reef earing
a line fastening the corners of an awning to the rigging or stanchions
coming into ear, as corn
a plowing of land