lashing

noun lash·ing \ ˈla-shiŋ \
|Updated on: 14 Jun 2018

Definition of lashing

: something used for binding, wrapping, or fastening

Examples of lashing in a Sentence

  1. They gave the sailor a lashing.

  2. She put lashings of butter on her muffin.

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LASHING Defined for English Language Learners

lashing

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

lashing

noun lash·ing \ ˈla-shiŋ \

Definition of lashing for Students

: something used for tying, wrapping, or fastening


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