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lashing (n.)

"a beating, flogging," c. 1400, verbal noun from lash (v.1).

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Definitions of lashing from WordNet
1
lashing (n.)
beating with a whip or strap or rope as a form of punishment;
lashing (n.)
rope that is used for fastening something to something else;
the boats were held together by lashings
2
lashing (adj.)
violently urging on by whipping or flogging;
looked at the lashing riders
From wordnet.princeton.edu