Definition of earing in English:

earing

noun

Regional
rare, archaic
  • The action of ploughing; (also) an instance of this, a ploughing.

noun

  • The coming into ear of a cereal crop.

noun

Nautical
  • In earlier use: a loop in the corner of a sail through which a rope may be attached. Later: any of various small ropes threaded through such a loop in order to fasten the (upper) corner of a sail to the yard.

Origin

Old English; earliest use found in Antwerp-London Glossary. From ear + -ing<br>mid 16th century. From ear + -ing<br>early 17th century; earliest use found in John Smith. Either (i) from ear + ring.

Pronunciation

earing

/ˈɪərɪŋ/