Meaning of CRADLING in English

CRADLING

noun the act of using a cradle.

2. cradling ·p.pr. & ·vb.n. of cradle.

3. cradling ·noun the framework in arched or coved ceilings to which the laths are nailed.

4. cradling ·noun cutting a cask into two pieces lengthwise, to enable it to pass a narrow place, the two parts being afterward united and rehooped.

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