lacing

[ ley-sing ]
/ ˈleɪ sɪŋ /

noun

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Origin of lacing

Middle English word dating back to 1350–1400; see origin at lace, -ing1
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British Dictionary definitions for lacing

lacing
/ (ˈleɪsɪŋ) /

noun

mainly British a course of bricks, stone, etc, for strengthening a rubble or flint wall
another word for lace (def. 2), lace (def. 3)
informal a severe beating (esp in the phrase give someone a lacing)
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