lashing

noun
lash·​ing | \ ˈla-shiŋ How to pronounce lashing (audio) \

Definition of lashing

: something used for binding, wrapping, or fastening

Examples of lashing in a Sentence

They gave the sailor a lashing. She put lashings of butter on her muffin.

Recent Examples on the Web

In Iran, that lawyer recently...for being an activist...was sentenced to 37 years and lashing every month. Amanda Mitchell, Marie Claire, "Tina Brown on 10 Years of Women in the World," 11 Apr. 2019 While the rest of us wonder what to wear to holiday parties, the world’s most stylish are in full red carpet mode, which this week meant lashings of fringe, florals, and sparkle. Edward Barsamian, Vogue, "10 Best Dressed: Week of November 26, 2018," 26 Nov. 2018 Monday, Marcus Smith jumped offsides at one point with Wagner then giving him a strong tongue lashing, a punishment that only increased when Smith then had to run a lap, the standard punishment for such a discretion. Mike Vorel, The Seattle Times, "Analysis: Impressions from day four of Seahawks training camp," 30 July 2018 Activist and lawyer Al-Khair, who defended a blogger sentenced to prison and lashings over his posts, was arrested in 2014 for signing a statement with dozens of others calling for reforms in the kingdom. Fox News, "3 Saudi human rights activists awarded "Alternative Nobel"," 24 Sep. 2018 Activist and lawyer Al-Khair, who defended a blogger sentenced to prison and lashings over his posts, was arrested in 2014 for signing a statement with dozens of others calling for reforms in the kingdom. Jan M. Olsen, The Seattle Times, "3 Saudi human rights activists awarded “Alternative Nobel”," 24 Sep. 2018 Prevented by federal law from expelling existing black residents, its constitution banned any further blacks from entering, living, voting, or owning property in Oregon (the only state to do this), to be enforced by lashings for violators. Longreads, "Oregon’s Racist Past," 12 July 2018 Also unwelcome would be the public tongue-lashings Mr Xi might face from an American president who is currently all sweetness and light in his personal expressions towards China’s leader. The Economist, "In its trade war with America, China dials down the hype," 12 July 2018 Aside from its stables, Chantilly is also known for its lace production, and lashings appeared throughout the collection as graphic inlays, dense ruffles and skirt pleats. Elizabeth Paton, New York Times, "A Woman’s Rodeo, Designed by Dior," 26 May 2018

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First Known Use of lashing

1669, in the meaning defined above

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lashing

noun

English Language Learners Definition of lashing

: the act of hitting someone with a whip as a form of punishment
: ropes used for tying, wrapping, or connecting things
British, informal : a large amount of something

lashing

noun
lash·​ing | \ ˈla-shiŋ How to pronounce lashing (audio) \

Kids Definition of lashing

: something used for tying, wrapping, or fastening

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