Definition of lacing :
1. A lace; specifically ( Mach.), a thong of thin leather for uniting the ends of belts.
2. A rope or line passing through eyelet holes in the edge of a sail or an awning to attach it to a yard, gaff, etc.
3. A system of bracing bars, not crossing each other in the middle, connecting the channel bars of a compound strut.
4. of Lace
5. The act of securing, fastening, or tightening, with a lace or laces.
fastening (part of speech: verb)
plaiting, staying, basting, stitching, linking, weaving, gluing, fastening, braiding, hitching, sewing, hinging, knotting, lashing, tethering, suturing, knitting, clinching, zipping, welding, fusing, binding, tying, bracketing, cementing, buckling, tacking, pasting, stringing, coupling, connecting, splicing, chaining, strapping
- He finished lacing his boots in silence. - "Christopher and Columbus", Countess Elizabeth Von Arnim.
- It was splendid to skim down those long wonderful avenues of crusted snow, with the mossy grey boles on either hand, and overhead the lacing, leafless boughs, I just drank in the air and the beauty until my very soul was thrilling, and I went on and on and on until I was most delightfully lost. - "Lucy Maud Montgomery Short Stories, 1907 to 1908", Lucy Maud Montgomery.
- Nothing need be cut but the lacing, which could be replaced. - "The Eye of Osiris", R. Austin Freeman.