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Coamings      
·noun ·pl 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.
Coaming         
Coaming is any vertical surface on a ship designed to deflect or prevent entry of water. It usually consists of a raised section of deck plating around an opening, such as a cargo hatch.
coaming         
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(also coamings)
¦ noun a raised border round the cockpit or hatch of a yacht or other boat to keep out water.
Origin
C17: of unknown origin.