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seizing

[ see-zing ]
/ ˈsi zɪŋ /
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noun

the act of a person or thing that seizes.
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.

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Origin of seizing

Middle English word dating back to 1300–50; see origin at seize, -ing1
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British Dictionary definitions for seizing

seizing
/ (ˈsiːzɪŋ) /

noun

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