The Collaborative International Dictionary
Harpings \Harp"ings\ (-[i^]ngz), n. pl. (Naut.)
The fore parts of the wales, which encompass the bow of a
vessel, and are fastened to the stem. [Written also
n. (context nautical English) The front part of the wales of a vessel, around the bow and fastened to the stem; used to provide protection from the seas.
Usage examples of "harpings".
Rather it was that we were far enough from the camp that she could sit and practice her own songs and harpings, away from the endless rehearsals and the weeping of the corrected apprentices.