coaming

Part of speech: noun

A raised boundary or curb, about a hatchway, well, etc. combing.

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Usage examples "coaming":

  1. They were lifting somebody through the hatchway, and the body they lifted clung for a moment to the hatchway coaming, to steady itself. - "News from the Duchy", Sir Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch.
  2. Then as the water found its way over the coaming and poured down into her, Stirling glanced at his companion. - "The Gold Trail", Harold Bindloss.
  3. He traced these seams and found that they ended in a coaming at each side of the shaft alley. - "The Ice Pilot", Henry Leverage.