Last modified on 29 May 2014, at 00:04

alligatoring

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

alligator +‎ -ing, from the similarity in appearance to an alligator's skin

NounEdit

alligatoring

  1. (painting) A pattern of cracking of paint on a surface leaving roughly hexagonal areas of uncracked paint.
  2. (roofing) The cracking of the surfacing bitumen on a bituminous roof or coating on a SPF roof, producing a pattern of cracks similar to an alligator's hide.

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