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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.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

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.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Architecture and Construction. Copyright © 2003 by McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

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.
An Illustrated Dictionary of Aviation Copyright © 2005 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. All rights reserved
References in classic literature ?
There is no torture about it, for tight lacing is out of fashion, and we have nice, sensible things nowadays.
She missed combing her hair, lacing her shoes, tucking her in her bed, and the bright face and little hand when they used to go out for a walk.
'You lazy hounds?' added Mrs Squeers, finishing the sentence, and producing, at the same time, a sharp sound, like that which is occasioned by the lacing of stays.
Above, through lacing boughs, could be seen the stars.