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lacing

[′lās·iŋ]
(civil engineering)
A lightweight metallic piece that is fixed diagonally to two channels or four angle sections, forming a composite strut.
A course of brick, stone, or tiles in a wall of rubble to give strength.
A course of upright bricks forming a bond between two or more arch rings.
Distribution steel in a slab of reinforced concrete.
A light timber fastened to pairs of struts or walings in the timbering of excavations (including mines).
(electricity)
Tying insulated wires together to support each other and form a single neat cable, with separately laced branches.

lacing

1. A system of members (e.g., bars or batten plates) used to connect two component elements of a composite girder, strut, or column to make them act as one member.
2. Same as lacing course.
3. Timbers placed behind or around other supports as bracing.
4. Small boards which close up the spaces between lagging planks or sheeting to prevent dirt from entering an excavation.
5. The interlocking of sections of sheet pile to form a wall.

lacing

lacing
i. The process of intermittent wrapping to join a wire bundle into a tight loom.
ii. Stitching fabric to an aircraft structure with a lacing cord.
iii. Threading wire through holes drilled at the same location in every blade of a fan or a turbine rotor to damp vibration.