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A raised rim or border around an opening, as on a ship's deck, designed to keep out water.

[Origin unknown.]
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(Nautical Terms) a raised frame around the cockpit or hatchway of a vessel for keeping out water
[C17: of unknown origin]
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(ˈkoʊ mɪŋ)

a raised border around an opening in a deck, roof, or floor, designed to keep water out.
[1605–15; earlier coming, appar. = comb (in sense “crest”) + -ing1]
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Noun1.coaming - a raised framework around a hatchway on a ship to keep water out
framework - a structure supporting or containing something
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References in classic literature ?
"For, observe, Marlow," he said, making at me very round eyes which contrasted funnily with the austere touch of grey on his temples, "observe, my dear fellow, that everything depended on the men who cleared up the poop in the evening leaving that coil of rope on the deck, and on the topsail-tie carrying away in a most incomprehensible and surprising manner earlier in the day, and the end of the chain whipping round the coaming and shivering to bits the coloured glass- pane at the end of the skylight.
One looks down over the coamings three hundred feet to the despatching-caisson whence voices boom upward.
The cargo chains groaned in the gins, clinked on coamings, rattled over the side; and the whole ship quivered, with her long gray flanks smoking in wreaths of steam.
Standard features include twin 28-gallon livewells under the aft casting deck along with a 12-gallon crustacean well forward (all are blue gel-coated with LED lighting), ten gunnel mounted rod holders (two of which are Mate Series Cup/Rod holders), twin removable 72-quart performance coolers, all forged stainless steel through-hull fittings with Marelon seacocks (composite/non-corrosive), 6-inch jack plate; custom powder-coated leaning post with backrest, rigging tray, four rod holders, SS cup holders and tackle storage; Wet Sounds audio, 12-inch multi-function electronics, custom upholstery with contoured seating and cushions with coaming bolsters (cockpit and bow), two forward tackle storage centers and more.
It was bolted heavily down, its gasket dogged onto a coaming by eight fat nuts.
The raised coaming offers extra protection in big and confused seas, while providing a comfortable and snug respite during long watches.
An electronically stabilised stern camera that uses the information from the onboard sensors to keep the horizon level; a PoV camera fitted to the mast to provide a shot of the foredeck; a pan, tilt, zoom and level (PTZL) camera fitted between the two hatches known as the coaming camera; and two pan, tilt & zoom (PTZ) cameras are fitted to the underside of the spreaders."
Sheet winches are found outside the outer coaming of the cockpit, meaning sails can be trimmed from the safety of the cockpit itself a perfect for charter guests.
I found the definitions slightly uneven in terms of helpfulness: for instance, whilst one explains that 'coaming' is the edge of a cargo hatch (pretty superfluous to the action), both 'denarii' and 'sestercii' are used to measure money, with no explanation of the difference and no comparison with present day values.
The Website ran a document that goes back to 2006 and was signed by the then head of Libyan intelligence Mousa Koussa proposing some 50 million euros in funding the Sarkozy's coaming.
A green stripe is painted up and over the deckedge wheel-stop coaming. A white "AFFF" is painted in the center of the stripe.