Definition of lashing in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈlaʃɪŋ/


1A beating with a stick or whip: I threatened to give him a good lashing! figurative he was on the receiving end of a verbal lashing yesterday
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  • I don't know which I felt more, relief at having escaped a physical beating or humiliation over his verbal lashing.
  • His response had been a severe lashing with a whip, and she had never argued audibly again.
  • Sources say that he got a verbal lashing from other councillors.
2 (usually lashings) A cord used to fasten something securely: the lashings used by primitive peoples are more efficient than metal fastenings
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  • Some of the attachments will be removed today in Portsmouth Harbour, then Swan will sail out into the Solent and dock down, refloating the destroyer as the final lashings are removed.
  • With some of the lashings and supports removed after the long sea journey, the Swan is due to leave Portsmouth at around 11 am and will sail into the Solent, anchoring around half a mile offshore in the Stokes Bay area.
  • With the wind starting to blow harder, the fore and main topsails were handed and storm lashings secured.

Words that rhyme with lashing

dashing, flashing, thrashing

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Line breaks: lash|ing

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