noun Date: 1815 1. a. a small convex molding — see molding illustration b. decoration by series of reedings 2. milling

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Reeding — Reed ing (r[=e]d [i^]ng), n. [From 4th {Reed}.] 1. (Arch.) A small convex molding; a reed (see Illust. (i) of {Molding}); one of several set close together to decorate a surface; also, decoration by means of reedings; the reverse of {fluting}.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • reeding — [rēd′iŋ] n. 1. a small, rounded, decorative molding 2. a set of such moldings, as on a column 3. knurling along the edge of a coin …   English World dictionary

  • reeding — /ˈridɪŋ/ (say reeding) noun 1. a small convex or semicylindrical moulding, resembling a reed. 2. a set of such mouldings, as on a column, where they resemble small convex fluting. 3. ornamentation consisting of such mouldings. 4. vertical grooves …   Australian English dictionary

  • reeding — /ree ding/, n. Archit. 1. a set of moldings, as on a column, resembling small convex fluting. 2. ornamentation consisting of such moldings. 3. a number of narrow, vertical grooves on the edge of a coin, medal, etc. [1805 15; REED + ING1] * * * …   Universalium

  • reeding — noun Decorative moulding of parallel strips that resemble reeds …   Wiktionary

  • reeding — n. small arched moldings; narrow upright grooves on the right edge of a coin …   English contemporary dictionary

  • reeding — noun a small semi cylindrical moulding …   English new terms dictionary

  • reeding — reed·ing …   English syllables

  • reeding — n. Archit. a small semicylindrical moulding or ornamentation (cf. REED(1) n. 7) …   Useful english dictionary

  • fluting and reeding — ▪ architecture also called  gadrooning        in architectural decoration, surfaces worked into a regular series of (vertical) concave grooves or convex ridges, frequently used on columns. In Classical architecture fluting and reeding are used in …   Universalium

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