zaling

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Etymology 1[edit]

A zaling, crosstree

Germanic, uncertain: probably from zadel 'saddle' (cognate), or possibly from sal 'willow' or sole 'base (surface)'

Noun[edit]

zaling f (plural zalingen or zalings, diminutive zalingetje n or zalinkje n)

  1. (sailing) A crosstree, light timber to spread the shrouds of a sailing ship; also, a crossing set of those
  2. (architecture) (plural zalingen only) A roof gutter to drain water bumping up to an eminent object
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Etymology 2[edit]

From zaadling 'seedling' (cognate, from zaad 'seed' + -ling)

Noun[edit]

zaling f (plural zalingen, diminutive zalingetje n or zalinkje n)

  1. (archaic) A seedling, young plant growing from seed.
  2. (obsolete, botany) A hemp, notably a female plant producing seedlings.