1. present participle of lace


lacing (plural lacings)

  1. That with which something is laced.
    A light lacing of rum goes into the cake batter.
  2. The tied or threaded laces that form a netlike pattern.
  3. A beating as punishment; a hiding.
    • 1964, Tom Pyle, Beth Day Romulo, Pocantico: Fifty Years on the Rockefeller Domain (page 168)
      The Nelson family chauffeur, Ed, told me that Steven was missing. Ed was angry that the kid had run off, and he said when he got his hands on him he was going to give him a good lacing []
  4. (mining) Lagging, or cross-pieces placed to prevent ore from falling into a passage.
  5. (bookbinding) The cords by which the boards of a book are fastened to the back.
  6. (shipbuilding) The knee of the head, or lace-piece, a piece of compass or knee timber secured to the back of the figurehead.


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