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 of lashing from the Web
Despite the tabloid lashing, Kushner continued to take calls from the New York Post and other publications for several years.
U.S. President Donald Trump’s first trip abroad ended with the G7 summit in Italy — and a tongue-lashing of the press delivered via Twitter once back at the White House.
Today’s House Government Oversight and Reform Committee hearing into the V-22 Osprey, the Marines’ controversial tiltrotor aircraft, lasted less than five minutes — and feartured a Congressional tongue-lashing of a top general.
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First Known Use of lashing
LASHING Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of lashing for English Language Learners
: the act of hitting someone with a whip as a form of punishment
lashings : ropes used for tying, wrapping, or connecting things
lashings : a large amount of something
LASHING Defined for Kids
Definition of lashing for Students
: something used for tying, wrapping, or fastening
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