an ocean-going vessel equipped with special cranes and holds for lifting and stowing cargo-carrying barges that can be sailed up inland waterways or into port facilities from offshore.
a sharp cutting blow from a whip or other flexible object: twenty lashes was his punishment
the flexible end or ends of a whip
a cutting or hurtful blow to the feelings, as one caused by ridicule or scolding
a forceful beating or impact, as of wind, rain, or waves against something
(Austral & NZ, informal) have a lash, to make an attempt at or take part in (something)
to hit (a person or thing) sharply with a whip, rope, etc, esp as a punishment
(of rain, waves, etc) to beat forcefully against
to attack with words, ridicule, etc
to flick or wave sharply to and fro: the restless panther lashed his tail
to urge or drive with or as if with a whip: to lash the audience into a violent mood
(transitive) to bind or secure with rope, string, etc
c.1300, las “a blow, a stroke,” later “flexible part of a whip” (late 14c.), possibly imitative. The verb might be the source of the noun.
“to strike with a whip,” c.1300, “to deal a blow;” later “to whip” (late 14c.); see lash (n.). Lash out “to strike out violently” is from 1560s. Related: Lashed; lashing.
“bind,” 1620s, originally nautical, from Middle French lachier, from Old French lacier “to lace” (see lace (v.)). Related: Lashed; lashing.
[lash-uhp] /ˈlæʃˌʌp/ noun, Informal. 1. a hastily made or arranged device, organization, etc. 2. any improvised arrangement.
[lash-uhp] /ˈlæʃˌʌp/ noun, Informal. 1. a hastily made or arranged device, organization, etc. 2. any improvised arrangement. /ˈlæʃˌʌp/ noun 1. noun Living quarters; barracks; digs [WWII Army; fr British, ”something improvised,” found by 1898]
[ley-sik] /ˈleɪ sɪk/ noun 1. a surgical procedure to correct nearsightedness, farsightedness, or astigmatism in which a laser is used to remove inner layers of corneal tissue. LASIK (lā’zĭk) Eye surgery in which the surface of the cornea is reshaped using a laser, performed to correct certain refractive disorders such as myopia. Acronym for laser […]
- Lasik surgery
/ˈleɪsɪk/ noun 1. laser surgery to correct short sight