Definition of cresting in English:


Syllabification: crest·ing
Pronunciation: /ˈkrestiNG


  • An ornamental decoration at the ridge of a roof or top of a wall or screen.
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    • That's a time I do remember, quite fondly: the house was a big old place, built from old wood, crowned with a steep shingled roof, crestings, and defunct chimneys.
    • Oval mirrored sconces of the era were typically crowned with rope-tied cresting.
    • A missing shell beneath the cresting, clearly shown in a 1905 Country Life photograph, has been reinstated, as has the bevelled glass (to replace the previous modern unsilvered glass sheet).

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