lashing

Definitions of lashing
1

n beating with a whip or strap or rope as a form of punishment

Synonyms:
flagellation, flogging, tanning, whipping
Types:
self-flagellation
self-punishment inflicted by whipping
horsewhipping
the act of whipping with a horsewhip
Type of:
beating, drubbing, lacing, licking, thrashing, trouncing, whacking
the act of inflicting corporal punishment with repeated blows

n rope that is used for fastening something to something else

“the boats were held together by lashings
Type of:
fastener, fastening, fixing, holdfast
restraint that attaches to something or holds something in place
rope
a strong line

adj violently urging on by whipping or flogging

“looked at the lashing riders”
Synonyms:
violent
acting with or marked by or resulting from great force or energy or emotional intensity

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