cresting

1 of 2

present participle of crest entry 2

cresting

2 of 2

noun

crest·​ing ˈkre-stiŋ How to pronounce cresting (audio)
plural crestings
: a decorative edging or railing (as on pottery or furniture)

Word History

First Known Use

Noun

1862, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of cresting was in 1862

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Cite this Entry

“Cresting.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/cresting. Accessed 21 Feb. 2024.

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