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friezing

[free-zing]
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noun
  1. carved or painted work formerly decorating the upper parts of the hulls of vessels, especially in the 16th and 17th centuries.
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Origin of friezing

First recorded in 1760–70; frieze1 + -ing1
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Historical Examples

  • Figs. 3217 to 3220 represent examples of the shapes of cutters for use on edge moulding or friezing machines.

    Modern Machine-Shop Practice, Volumes I and II

    Joshua Rose