Lacing
Lacing La"cing (l[=a]"s[i^]ng), n. 1. The act of securing, fastening, or tightening, with a lace or laces. [1913 Webster]

2. A lace; specifically (Mach.), a thong of thin leather for uniting the ends of belts. [1913 Webster]

3. (Naut.) A rope or line passing through eyelet holes in the edge of a sail or an awning to attach it to a yard, gaff, etc. [1913 Webster]

4. (Bridge Building) A system of bracing bars, not crossing each other in the middle, connecting the channel bars of a compound strut. --Waddell. [1913 Webster]

5. A quantity of a substance, such as an alcoholic liquor, added to a food or a drink; as, punch with a lacing of rum. [PJC]

6. A beating, especially with a lash. [PJC]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • lacing — ► NOUN 1) a laced fastening of a shoe or garment. 2) a dash of spirits added to a drink …   English terms dictionary

  • lacing — [lās′iŋ] n. 1. the act of a person who laces 2. a thrashing; beating 3. a cord or lace, as a shoelace 4. gold or silver braid used to trim a uniform, etc. 5. a small amount, as of liquor or a flavoring, added to something …   English World dictionary

  • Lacing — Lace Lace, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Laced} ([=a]st); p. pr. & vb. n. {Lacing}.] 1. To fasten with a lace; to draw together with a lace passed through eyelet holes; to unite with a lace or laces, or, figuratively. with anything resembling laces. Shak …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • lacing — /lay sing/, n. 1. the act of a person or thing that laces. 2. a trimming of lace or braid. 3. a beating or thrashing. 4. a small amount of alcoholic liquor or any other substance added to food or drink. 5. a lace used for fastening, as in a shoe… …   Universalium

  • lacing — noun a) That with which something is laced. A light lacing of rum goes into the cake batter. b) The tied laces that form a netlike pattern …   Wiktionary

  • lacing — lac·ing || leɪsɪŋ n. act of lacing; decorative trimming of cord; flogging, whipping; strap or cord which is used to tie or fasten; small amount of liquor added to food or drink leɪs n. ornamental fabric made of interwoven threads, lacework;… …   English contemporary dictionary

  • lacing — i. The process of intermittent wrapping to join a wire bundle into a tight loom. ii. Stitching fabric to an aircraft structure with a lacing cord. iii. Threading wire through holes drilled at the same location in every blade of a fan or a turbine …   Aviation dictionary

  • lacing — /ˈleɪsɪŋ/ (say laysing) noun 1. the act of someone or something that laces. 2. a laced fastening, or a lace for such use. 3. a trimming of lace or braid. 4. British a thrashing. 5. spirits added to strengthen or flavour coffee, tea, etc. 6. Also …   Australian English dictionary

  • lacing — n. 1 lace trimming, esp. on a uniform. 2 a laced fastening on a shoe or corsets. 3 colloq. a beating. 4 a dash of spirits in a beverage. Phrases and idioms: lacing course a strengthening course built into an arch or wall …   Useful english dictionary

  • lacing — noun Date: 14th century 1. the action of one that laces 2. something that laces ; lace 3. a contrasting marginal band of color (as on a feather) 4. a. a dash of liquor in a food or beverage b. a trace or sprinkling that adds spice or flavor 5. a… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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