Definitions for earingˈɪər ɪŋ
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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
In sailing, an earing is a small line used to fasten the corner of a sail to a spar or yard. In the Age of Sail, a position at the Weather Earing was considered a place of honor for the topmen, and on a merchant ship was the position of the second mate during reefing.
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