Definition of lacing in English:


Syllabification: lac·ing
Pronunciation: /ˈlāsiNG


  • 1The laced fastening of a shoe or garment.
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    • In addition, it makes the corset look ‘finished’ when the lacings are not totally closed.
    • Because the lacings had been moved to either the back or front, a stomacher was worn to hide them.
    • Also, corsets with side lacings can be more readily adjusted for a custom fit than can corsets with just one adjustment point in the back.
  • 1.1Lace trimming, especially on a uniform.
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    • Her face was bathed in dappled sunlight through the lacing of the parasol.
  • 2A dash of liquor added to a drink: coffee to which he added a liberal lacing of brandy

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