[ ree-ding ]

  1. a set of moldings, as on a column, resembling small convex fluting.

  2. ornamentation consisting of such moldings.

  1. a number of narrow, vertical grooves on the edge of a coin, medal, etc.

Origin of reeding

First recorded in 1805–15; reed + -ing1

Words Nearby reeding Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2024

How to use reeding in a sentence

  • The mantel is somewhat busy, and a little heavy, yet it has delicate detail and reeding on the sides.

    Huntley | Tony P. Wrenn
  • The stiles of the entrance are basically the pilaster type although the reeding within the pilaster is rounded rather than flat.

    Huntley | Tony P. Wrenn
  • He frequently decorated his flatware with a refined etching or gravure, his hollow ware with reeding.

    Seaport in Virginia | Gay Montague Moore
  • The calculator must not forget the cost of entering the first warp in a harness, also the reeding.

    Theory Of Silk Weaving | Arnold Wolfensberger

British Dictionary definitions for reeding


/ (ˈriːdɪŋ) /

  1. a set of small semicircular architectural mouldings

  2. the milling on the edges of a coin

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