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 A few days before, Chloé turned out chunky ankle-high boots with luxe fur and bungee lacing. Liana Satenstein, Vogue, "Why I’m Obsessed With the Return of Big Furry Boots," 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, "Warriors ride Draymond Green's brilliance to first 3-game win streak of season," 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, "He escaped the cacophony by strapping on snowshoes and slipping into the Great North Woods," 15 Jan. 2021 No matter the height or lacing style, models generally come in only whole sizes. Adrienne Donica, Popular Mechanics, "The Best Rubber Boots for Stomping Through Mud and Puddles," 6 Jan. 2021 Rawhide can be used for various containers, cut into strips or lacing, or used like a parchment. Tim Macwelch, Outdoor Life, "The Ultimate Guide to Tanning Wild Game Pelts and Hides," 24 Dec. 2020 Its outsole provides traction and durability, while metal lacing hardware and a rubber toe cap protects the shoe from particularly rough terrain. Zoe Malin, NBC News, "New & Notable: Products from Tile, OnePlus, Côte and more," 9 Nov. 2020 The Air Max shoes come in two colors and feature asymmetrical lacing that will follow the contour of your foot. Nicole Briese, USA TODAY, "You can get Nike sneakers and more at a huge discount thanks to Nordstrom's Anniversary Sale," 9 Aug. 2020 In between lacing models into corsets and assessing their latex tights, Quinn talked about his Spring collection. Steff Yotka, Vogue, "Prints! Glamour! Brides! Richard Quinn Discusses the Making of His Spring 2020 Collection," 22 Sep. 2019

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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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24 Mar 2021

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“Lacing.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 15 Apr. 2021.

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