Definition of flashing in English:

flashing

Line breaks: flash|ing
Pronunciation: /ˈflaʃɪŋ
 
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noun

  • A strip of metal used to stop water penetrating the junction of a roof with another surface: flashings around chimneys [mass noun]: 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.

Origin

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

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