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  • Rhymes: -ɒkɪŋ

EtymologyEdit

rock +‎ -ing

AdjectiveEdit

rocking (comparative more rocking, superlative most rocking)

  1. Shaking, swaying or moving back and forth.
  2. (informal) Excellent; great.

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rocking

  1. present participle of rock

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NounEdit

rocking (countable and uncountable, plural rockings)

  1. The motion of something that rocks.
    • 1823, John Wesley, ‎Charles Bonnet, ‎Louis Dutens, A survey of the wisdom of God in the creation (page 181)
      Every part of a tree will not do for this purpose, as some branches may not be sufficiently forked; others may not be sufficiently strong; and others may be too much exposed to the rockings of the wind.
  2. The abrading of a copper plate with a rocker, preparatory to mezzotinting.
  3. The motion by which the design on a steel mill is transferred to a copper cylinder.

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