carling

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English[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Old Norse karling, feminine of karl (carl).

Noun[edit]

carling (plural carlings)

  1. (nautical) A piece of squared timber fitted fore-and-aft between the deck beams of a wooden ship to provide support for the deck planking.
  2. Alternative form of carlin (old woman)

Etymology 2[edit]

Noun[edit]

carling (plural carlings)

  1. Alternative form of care, used in Carling Sunday or Care Sunday.