lac·​ing | \ ˈlā-siŋ How to pronounce lacing (audio) \

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)
4a : a dash of liquor in a food or beverage
b : a trace or sprinkling that adds spice or flavor
5 : a decisive defeat

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Examples of lacing in a Sentence

stopped briefly to tighten the lacing on his shoe the lacing on the uniform gives it a smart look
Recent Examples on the Web This particular style features a dynamic lacing system designed to keep your foot in place, even if the shoe comes untied mid-workout. Kara Cuzzone, Forbes, 7 July 2021 With a rustproof speed-lacing system, tying your shoes is easy and quick — something that is certainly ideal in the cold weather. Tim Kohut, BGR, 6 July 2021 Same goes for boots, which can be modified with insoles and lacing techniques. Jen Rose Smith, CNN, 18 June 2021 To further optimize the weight of the Kaos and give it a distinctly minimalistic look, Wilson embraced a fresh lacing system and an over foot strap. Tim Newcomb, Forbes, 8 June 2021 A few days before, Chloé turned out chunky ankle-high boots with luxe fur and bungee lacing. Liana Satenstein, Vogue, 10 Mar. 2021 The Hornets looked vexed as Green sifted out holes in their defense, lacing passes to a cutting Oubre in transition. Connor Letourneau, San Francisco Chronicle, 26 Feb. 2021 The Athabascan tribe of the northwest and the Algonquins of the Great Lakes region experimented and perfected the iconic rawhide lacing. Washington Post, 15 Jan. 2021 No matter the height or lacing style, models generally come in only whole sizes. Adrienne Donica, Popular Mechanics, 6 Jan. 2021

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First Known Use of lacing

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of lacing was in the 15th century

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“Lacing.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 Oct. 2021.

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