flashing
noun Date: 1782 sheet metal used in waterproofing (as at roof valleys or hips or the angle between a chimney and a roof)

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  • Flashing — may refer to: *Exhibitionism, briefly exposing one s body in a socially inappropriate way. *Flashing (cell phones), re programming the flash memory, software, computer memory, or operating system in a mobile phone. *Flashing (weatherproofing),… …   Wikipedia

  • Flashing — Flash ing, n. 1. (Engineering) The creation of an artifical flood by the sudden letting in of a body of water; called also {flushing}. [1913 Webster] 2. (Arch.) Pieces of metal, built into the joints of a wall, so as to lap over the edge of the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Flashing — Flashing. См. Вспышка. (Источник: «Металлы и сплавы. Справочник.» Под редакцией Ю.П. Солнцева; НПО Профессионал , НПО Мир и семья ; Санкт Петербург, 2003 г.) …   Словарь металлургических терминов

  • flashing — ► NOUN ▪ a strip of metal used to seal the junction of a roof with another surface …   English terms dictionary

  • flashing — [flash′iŋ] n. 1. the action of a person or thing that flashes 2. sheets of metal or other material used to weatherproof joints formed where exterior surfaces, as of a roof and a wall, meet at an angle …   English World dictionary

  • flashing — /ˈflæʃɪŋ/ (say flashing) adjective 1. shining briefly with the intermittent occurrence of light: a flashing light. 2. shining briefly with the sudden occurrence of understanding, emotion, etc.: flashing eyes. –noun 3. Building Trades a piece of… …   Australian English dictionary

  • Flashing — Flash Flash (fl[a^]sh), v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Flashed} (fl[a^]sht); p. pr. & vb. n. {Flashing}.] [Cf. OE. flaskien, vlaskien to pour, sprinkle, dial. Sw. flasa to blaze, E. flush, flare.] 1. To burst or break forth with a sudden and transient… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • flashing — {{11}}flashing (adj.) 1570s, of light; prp. adjective from FLASH (Cf. flash) (v.). {{12}}flashing (n.) indecent exposure, 1896, verbal noun from FLASH (Cf. flash) (v.). The meaning strip of metal used in roofing, etc. is from 1782, earlier simply …   Etymology dictionary

  • flashing — coun·ter·flashing; flashing; …   English syllables

  • flashing — a quick, half spin movement when the fish rubs itself against a surface, e.g. tank base or cage side, the flash being caused by the light reflecting off the flank or abdomen of the fish. Fish typically exhibit flashing when their skin is… …   Dictionary of ichthyology

  • flashing — noun a) Components used to weatherproof or seal roof system edges at perimeters, penetrations, walls, expansion joints, valleys, drains and other places where the roof covering is interrupted or terminated. The incessant flashing of the neon sign …   Wiktionary

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