flashing

[ flash-ing ]
/ ˈflæʃ ɪŋ /
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noun

Building Trades. pieces of sheet metal or the like used to cover and protect certain joints and angles, as where a roof comes in contact with a wall or chimney, especially against leakage.
the act of creating an artificial flood in a conduit or stream, as in a sewer for cleansing it.
Photography, Movies. the process of increasing film speed by exposing undeveloped film briefly to a weak light source before using it or of exposing photographic printing paper to reduce contrast.

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Origin of flashing

First recorded in 1775–85; flash + -ing1

OTHER WORDS FROM flashing

in·ter·flash·ing, nounun·flash·ing, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for flashing

flashing
/ (ˈflæʃɪŋ) /

noun

a weatherproof material, esp thin sheet metal, used to cover the valleys between the slopes of a roof, the junction between a chimney and a roof, etc
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