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  1. the act of a person or thing that seizes.

  2. Nautical. a means of binding or fastening together two objects, as two ropes, or parts of the same rope, by a number of longitudinal and transverse turns of marline, wire, or other small stuff.

Origin of seizing

First recorded in 1300–50; Middle English; seize + -ing1

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

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British Dictionary definitions for seizing


/ (ˈsiːzɪŋ) /

  1. nautical a binding used for holding together two ropes, two spars, etc, esp by lashing with a separate rope

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