lacing

noun lac·ing \ ˈlā-siŋ \

Definition of lacing

1 : the action of one that laces
2 : something that laces : lace
3 : a contrasting marginal band of color (as on a feather)
4 a : a dash of liquor in a food or beverage
b : a trace or sprinkling that adds spice or flavor
5 : a decisive defeat

Examples of lacing in a Sentence

  1. stopped briefly to tighten the lacing on his shoe

  2. the lacing on the uniform gives it a smart look

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First Known Use of lacing

15th century

in the meaning defined at sense 1

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lacing Synonyms

Synonyms

cable, cord, lace, line, rope, string, wire;

Related Words

guy, halyard, lanyard, stay;

bungee cord, whipcord;



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