the act of a person or thing that laces.
a trimming of lace or braid.
a beating or thrashing.
a small amount of alcoholic liquor or any other substance added to food or drink.
a lace used for fastening, as in a shoe or corset.
Building Trades, Engineering. any member or members, as a batten plate or steel bars, uniting the angles or flanges of a composite girder, column, or strut.
Also called lacing course .Masonry.
a course of brick in a wall of rubble.
a bond course in a rowlock arch.
Nautical. any light line for fastening a sail, awning, or other cloth.
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How to use lacing in a sentence
Instead of traditional lacing, the shoe utilizes Boa’s Li2, a dual-dial system that allows quick and easy tightening and loosening midrun.The Speedland SL:PDX Is a $375 Running Shoe—Here’s Why It’s So Expensive | agintzler | February 1, 2022 | Outside Online
Credit the thin, well-vented upper and dial-in lacing system, which hugs the foot for a powerful yet natural stride.
A hidden lacing compartment even protects the laces from wear and tear at the toe.
A big part of fit is determined by the lacing system, as you want the boot to be as snug as possible.Best ice skates: Stay comfortable and in control on the ice | PopSci Commerce Team | March 4, 2021 | Popular-Science
The Athabascan tribe of the northwest and the Algonquins of the Great Lakes region experimented and perfected the iconic rawhide lacing.He escaped the cacophony by strapping on snowshoes and slipping into the Great North Woods | Miles Howard | January 15, 2021 | Washington Post
Pregnant and breastfeeding women were still expected to wear corsets, with the only concession being more adjustable lacing.In Paris, a Historical Look at Lingerie at Musée des Arts Décoratifs | Sarah Moroz | July 5, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
Such a sweeping, plain-style narration is essential for lacing together a collection that unfolds in three countries.Must-Reads: 'The Fat Years,' 'Drifting House,' and 'The Map and the Territory' | Isaac Stone Fish, Anna Clark, Cameron Martin | January 30, 2012 | THE DAILY BEAST
The very first day I reached Hebron again I was out on the wide, oval field, lacing around the track.Tramping on Life | Harry Kemp
Tight-lacing, I believe, was never more prevalent than at the present time, and its victims are a host.The Education of American Girls | Anna Callender Brackett
Eyelet-hole: Holes in a sail through which a lacing is passed or reef nettles rove.The Sportswoman's Library, v. 2 | Various
Pulling them on again and lacing them to the very top, he proceeded on his way, more easy in his head than under his soles.Return of the Native | Thomas Hardy
Any attempt at concealing pregnancy, by tight lacing and the application of a stronger busk, cannot be too severely condemned.The Physical Life of Woman: | Dr. George H Napheys
British Dictionary definitions for lacing
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