earing definition

  • noun:
    • Nautical A short line attaching an upper place of a sail into the yard.
    • A line regularly fasten top of the corners of a sail into yard or gaff; also known as head earing.
    • A ploughing of land.
    • A line always fasten the upper corners of a sail to the garden or gaff; -- also referred to as head earing.
    • A line for hauling the reef cringle towards the lawn; -- also called reef earing.
    • A line fastening the sides of an awning to the rigging or stanchions.
    • Coming into ear, as corn.
    • A plowing of land.
    • a little line connected to the cringle of a sail, in which it really is curved or reefed.
    • the formation of ears of corn.
    • A plowing of land. See ear.

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