lacing: Meaning and Definition of


Pronunciation: (lā'sing), [key]
— 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 or corset.
  6. any member or members, as a batten plate or steel bars, uniting the angles or flanges of a composite girder, column, or strut.
  7. Also called
    1. a course of brick in a wall of rubble.
    2. a bond course in a rowlock arch.
  8. any light line for fastening a sail, awning, or other cloth.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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