feazing

[ fee-zing ]
/ ˈfi zɪŋ /
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noun Nautical.

Often feazings. an unraveled portion at the end of a rope.

Origin of feazing

First recorded in 1815–25; feaze1 + -ing1

Definition for feazing (2 of 2)

feaze

1
[ feez ]
/ fiz /

verb (used with object), feazed, feaz·ing. Nautical.

to untwist (the end of a rope).

Origin of feaze

1
1560–70; akin to Dutch vezelen to fray, Middle Dutch veze frayed edge, Old English fæs fringe
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Examples from the Web for feazing

  • Nevertheless, far from feazing him, Challoner felt that in some subtle way the question fitted in with his scheme of things.

    The Red Mouse|William Hamilton Osborne

British Dictionary definitions for feazing (1 of 2)

feaze

1
/ (fiːz) /

verb

nautical to make or become unravelled or frayed

Word Origin for feaze

C16: perhaps from obsolete Dutch vese fringe, from Middle Dutch vese, veze fringe; related to Old English fæs

British Dictionary definitions for feazing (2 of 2)

feaze

2
/ (fiːz) /

verb, noun

a variant of feeze, faze
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