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  1. harpingsnoun

    The front part of the wales of a vessel, around the bow and fastened to the stem; used to provide protection from the seas.

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  1. Harpings

    the fore parts of the wales, which encompass the bow of a vessel, and are fastened to the stem

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. harpings

    The fore-parts of the wales which encompass the bow of a ship, and are fastened to the stem, being thicker than the after-part of the wales, in order to strengthen the ship in that place where she sustains the greatest shock of resistance in plunging into the sea, or dividing it, under a great pressure of sail. Also, the pieces of oak, similar to ribbands, but trimmed and bolted to the shape of the body of the ship, which hold the fore and after cant bodies together, until the ship is planked. But this term is mostly applicable to those at the bow; hence arises the phrase "clean and full harpings." Harpings in the bow of a vessel are decried as rendering the ship uneasy.--Cat harpings. The legs which cross from futtock-staff to futtock-staff, below the tops, to girt in the rigging, and allow the lower yards to brace sharp up.

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  1. phrasing

  2. sharping

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of harpings in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of harpings in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

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