Lacing

La"cing

(l"sng), n. 1. The act of securing, fastening, or tightening, with a lace or laces.
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2. A lace; specifically (Mach.), a thong of thin leather for uniting the ends of belts.
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3. (Naut.) A rope or line passing through eyelet holes in the edge of a sail or an awning to attach it to a yard, gaff, etc.
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4. (Bridge Building) A system of bracing bars, not crossing each other in the middle, connecting the channel bars of a compound strut. Waddell.
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5. A quantity of a substance, such as an alcoholic liquor, added to a food or a drink; as, punch with a lacing of rum.
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6. A beating, especially with a lash.
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