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lacing

[ley-sing] /ˈleɪ sɪŋ/
noun
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.
Building Trades, Engineering. 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 lacing course. Masonry.
  1. a course of brick in a wall of rubble.
  2. a bond course in a rowlock arch.
8.
Nautical. any light line for fastening a sail, awning, or other cloth.
Origin
1350-1400
1350-1400; Middle English; see lace, -ing1
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British Dictionary definitions for lacing-course

lacing

/ˈleɪsɪŋ/
noun
1.
(mainly Brit) a course of bricks, stone, etc, for strengthening a rubble or flint wall
2.
another word for lace (sense 2), lace (sense 3)
3.
(informal) a severe beating (esp in the phrase give someone a lacing)
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