from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Nautical A binding of larger lines made with multiple turns of smaller line.
- n. Nautical The smaller line so used.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. a type of lashing or binding by a small cord
- v. Present participle of seize.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The act of taking or grasping suddenly.
- n. The operation of fastening together or lashing.
- n. The cord or lashing used for such fastening.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The act of taking hold or possession.
- n. Nautical, the operation of fastening, binding, or lashing with several turns of a cord, or the fastening so made; also, the cord used for that purpose; seizing-stuff. See also cut under rose-lashing.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. the act of gripping something firmly with the hands (or the tentacles)
- n. small stuff that is used for lashing two or more ropes together
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