The Collaborative International Dictionary
Meaking \Meak"ing\, n. [See Meak.] (Naut.) The process of picking out the oakum from the seams of a vessel which is to be recalked.
Meaking iron (Naut.), the tool with which old oakum is picked out of a vessel's seams.
n. (context nautical obsolete English) A tool for picking old oakum from the seams of a vessel which is to be recalked.