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One of the short timbers running fore and aft that connect the transverse beams supporting the deck of a ship.
[Middle English, from Old French calingue and from Old Norse kerling, old woman (Old French, from Old Norse).]
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(Nautical Terms) a fore-and-aft beam in a vessel, used for supporting the deck, esp around a hatchway or other opening
[C14: from Old Norse kerling old woman, carline2]
(Biography) Will(iam). born 1965, English Rugby Union player; won 72 caps (1988–97); captained England to three Grand Slams (1991, 1992, 1995)
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