Definition of Flashing

1. Noun. A short vivid experience. "The flashings of pain were a warning"

Exact synonyms: Flash
Generic synonyms: Experience
Derivative terms: Flash, Flash

2. Noun. Sheet metal shaped and attached to a roof for strength and weatherproofing.
Generic synonyms: Sheet Metal

Definition of Flashing

1. n. The creation of an artifical flood by the sudden letting in of a body of water; -- called also flushing.

Definition of Flashing

1. Noun. (context: roofing) Components used to weatherproof or seal roof system edges at perimeters, penetrations, walls, expansion joints, valleys, drains and other places where the roof covering is interrupted or terminated. ¹

2. Noun. The process of getting rid of gaps on shelves by bringing products from the back of the shelf to the front to create a 'fuller' shelf. ¹

3. Noun. The blinking of a light source, such as a light bulb or computer's cursor. ¹

4. Noun. The exposing of one's naked body, or part of it, in public briefly (the action of the verb '''to flash'''). ¹

5. Verb. (present participle of flash) ¹

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Definition of Flashing

1. sheet metal used in waterproofing a roof [n -S]

Medical Definition of Flashing

1. 1. The creation of an artifical flood by the sudden letting in of a body of water; called also flushing. 2. Pieces of metal, built into the joints of a wall, so as to lap over the edge of the gutters or to cover the edge of the roofing; also, similar pieces used to cover the valleys of roofs of slate, shingles, or the like. By extension, the metal covering of ridges and hips of roofs; also, in the United States, the protecting of angles and breaks in walls of frame houses with waterproof material, tarred paper, or the like. Cf. Filleting. 3. The reheating of an article at the furnace aperture during manufacture to restore its plastic condition; especially, the reheating of a globe of crown glass to allow it to assume a flat shape as it is rotated. A mode of covering transparent white glass with a film of coloured glass. Flashing point, that degree of temperature at which a volatile oil gives off vapor in sufficient quantity to burn, or flash, on the approach of a flame, used as a test of the comparative safety of oils, especially. Kerosene; a flashing point of 100 deg F. Is regarded as a fairly safe standard. The burning point of the oil is usually from ten to thirty degree above the flashing point of its vapor. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Flashing

flashing (current term)
flashing collar
flashing pain syndrome
flashlight battery
flashlight fish

Literary usage of Flashing

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1. Science by American Association for the Advancement of Science (1917)
"Consequently, once in every two and one half to three minutes flashing was ... Sometimes the fireflies would stop while I was flashing the light and again ..."

2. Science by American Association for the Advancement of Science (1916)
"LM HOSKINS STANFORD UNIVERSITY, September 16, 1916 flashing OF FIREFLIES To THE EDITOR OF SCIENCE : The notes by Mr. Edward S. Morse in SCIENCE for February ..."

3. Transactions of the American Institute of Electrical Engineers by American Institute of Electrical Engineers (1920)
"WITH the increasing application of 60-cycle synchronous converters to railway service, the question of flashing is receiving considerable attention. ..."

4. Report of the Annual Meeting (1894)
"On flashing Lights for Lighthouse*. By 0. T. OLSEN. (1) All the principal lighthouses and light-vessels throughout the world should be arranged in numerical ..."

5. Transactions of the American Institute of Mining, Metallurgical and (1916)
"The object of my first researches on this gas was to reach the flashing point ... flashing of Fire-Damp by Incandescent Wires.—The flashing of firedamp by ..."

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