Meaning of CRADLING in English
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.
Webster English vocab. Английский словарь Webster. 2012