noun (used with a plural verb) Chiefly British Informal.
Origin of lashings
Origin of lashing1
Origin of lashing2
Examples from the Web for lashings
They have been in situ all week, with tents, Union Jacks, and lashings of cockney wisdom.
I had a good eighteen yards of choice stout rope there in the room with me, the lashings of my two trunks.Martin Hyde, The Duke's Messenger|John Masefield
So I strained at the cords which bound my elbows with all my might, but I only hurt myself as the lashings drew tighter.A Prince of Cornwall|Charles W. Whistler
Pistols, Jem, and together, before those two fellows cut the lashings.The Adventures of Don Lavington|George Manville Fenn
Cranes and other materials were swept away as if they were corks; lashings, no matter how strong, were snapped like pack-threads.The Life of Robert Louis Stevenson for Boys and Girls|Jacqueline M. Overton
A sea had come in over the after-deck, and had lifted the tank up from its lashings.The South Pole, Volumes 1 and 2|Roald Amundsen
"a beating, flogging," c.1400, verbal noun from lash (v.1).