earing

p. pr. & vb. n.

  1. of Ear

n.

  1. A line used to fasten the upper corners of a sail to the yard or gaff; -- also called head earing.
  2. A line for hauling the reef cringle to the yard; -- also called reef earing.
  3. A line fastening the corners of an awning to the rigging or stanchions.
  4. Coming into ear, as corn.
  5. A plowing of land.