WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2019
car•ling  (kärling),USA pronunciation n. [Naut.]
  1. Nautical, Naval Termsa short fore-and-aft beam running beside a hatchway, mast hole, or other deck opening.
  • Scandinavian; compare Icelandic kerling keelson, literally, old woman; see carline
  • French carlingue
  • Middle English 1350–1400


Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::

Carling /ˈkɑːlɪŋ/ n
  1. Will(iam). born 1965, British Rugby Union footballer; captain of England (1988–96)



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