Definition of flashing in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈflaSHiNG/


A strip of metal used to stop water from penetrating the junction of a roof with another surface: flashings around chimneys the lead flashing on the roof
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  • The trapped water may accumulate to levels higher than the roof flashings, resulting in water leaks.
  • Site-built or factory-supplied flashings are used to seal the roofing around the curb.
  • It was also used for roof flashings and weights for scales.


Late 18th century: from the earlier synonym flash (of unknown origin) + -ing1.

Words that rhyme with flashing

dashing, lashing, thrashing

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Syllabification: flash·ing

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