from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Sheet metal used to reinforce and weatherproof the joints and angles of a roof.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. Components used to weatherproof or seal roof system edges at perimeters, penetrations, walls, expansion joints, valleys, drains and other places where the roof covering is interrupted or terminated.
- n. The process of getting rid of gaps on shelves by bringing products from the back of the shelf to the front to create a 'fuller' shelf.
- n. The blinking of a light source, such as a light bulb or computer's cursor.
- n. The exposing of one's naked body, or part of it, in public briefly (the action of the verb to flash).
- v. Present participle of flash.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The creation of an artifical flood by the sudden letting in of a body of water; -- called also flushing.
- n. Pieces of metal, built into the joints of a wall, so as to lap over the edge of the gutters or to cover the edge of the roofing; also, similar pieces used to cover the valleys of roofs of slate, shingles, or the like. By extension, the metal covering of ridges and hips of roofs; also, in the United States, the protecting of angles and breaks in walls of frame houses with waterproof material, tarred paper, or the like. Cf. Filleting.
- n. The reheating of an article at the furnace aperture during manufacture to restore its plastic condition; esp., the reheating of a globe of crown glass to allow it to assume a flat shape as it is rotated.
- n. A mode of covering transparent white glass with a film of colored glass.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In glass-making: The reheating of partially formed glassware in a flashing-furnace to restore the plastic condition, and to smooth rough edges.
- n. The act or process of heating a globe of blown glass, and giving it a rapid rotary motion, so that the opening already made in it will widen till the globe flashes suddenly into a flat disk.
- n. A mode of coating a globe of hot colorless glass with a film of colored glass, usually red, and blowing them together until they flash into a disk.
- n. In architecture, pieces of lead, zinc, or other metal, used to protect the joining when a roof comes in contact with a wall, or when a chimney-shaft or other object comes through a roof, and the like.
- n. In the manufacture of incandescent lamps, the operation of raising the carbon filament to incandescence in an atmosphere of coal-gas, for the purpose of hardening and smoothing the carbons, and equalizing their resistance.
- n. The act of creating an artificial flood in a conduit or stream, as in a sewer for cleansing it, or at shallows in a river by penning up the water either in the river itself or in side reservoirs. See flushing.
- n. In electricity, on commutators of direct-current dynamo-electric machines, the carrying of a spark from one brush to another, when it appears as a flash encircling the commutator-surface.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. sheet metal shaped and attached to a roof for strength and weatherproofing
- n. a short vivid experience
(weatherproofing) From original flashing material of copper or aluminum that reflects flashes of sunlight. (Wiktionary)