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lashings

[lash-ingz] /ˈlæʃ ɪŋz/
noun, (used with a plural verb) Chiefly British Informal.
1.
an abundance; plenty (usually followed by of):
strawberries with lashings of cream.
Origin
1820-1830
1820-30; lash1 (def 16) + -ing1 + -s3

lashing1

[lash-ing] /ˈlæʃ ɪŋ/
noun
1.
the act of a person or thing that lashes.
2.
a whipping with or as if with a lash.
3.
a severe scolding; tongue-lashing.
Origin
1350-1400; Middle English; see lash1, -ing1

lashing2

[lash-ing] /ˈlæʃ ɪŋ/
noun
1.
a binding or fastening with a rope or the like.
2.
the rope or the like used.
Origin
1660-70; lash2 + -ing1
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  • Lashing of deck cargo is permitted if eye pads are used to attach the lashings.
  • They also employed it to fix shell decorations in place, to secure fibre lashings, and as a fuel.
  • Some time during the night two sailors were sent to check the lashings.
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British Dictionary definitions for lashings

lashing1

/ˈlæʃɪŋ/
noun
1.
a whipping; flogging
2.
a scolding
3.
(Brit, informal) (pl) usually foll by of. large amounts; lots

lashing2

/ˈlæʃɪŋ/
noun
1.
rope, cord, etc, used for binding or securing
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Word Origin and History for lashings

lashing

n.

"a beating, flogging," c.1400, verbal noun from lash (v.1).

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