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seiz·ing

 (sē′zĭng)
n. Nautical
1. A binding of multiple turns of thread or light line around a rope, as to keep it from unlaying.
2. The lighter line so used.

seizing

(ˈsiːzɪŋ)
n
(Nautical Terms) nautical a binding used for holding together two ropes, two spars, etc, esp by lashing with a separate rope

seiz•ing

(ˈsi zɪŋ)

n.
1. the act of a person or thing that seizes.
2.
a. the binding or fastening of large rope by multiple turns of smaller cordage.
b. the smaller cordage so used.
[1300–50]

seizing

  • acatalepsy - Greek for "not thoroughly seizing" or "incomprehensibility."
  • rapine - Means "the act or practice of seizing and taking away by force the property of others."
  • ravishing - Can mean "seizing on prey."
  • hend, hent - To hend is to seize or take; hent is the act of seizing.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.seizing - small stuff that is used for lashing two or more ropes togetherseizing - small stuff that is used for lashing two or more ropes together
small stuff - any light rope used on shipboard
2.seizing - the act of gripping something firmly with the hands (or the tentacles)seizing - the act of gripping something firmly with the hands (or the tentacles)
control - the activity of managing or exerting control over something; "the control of the mob by the police was admirable"
clutch, clutches, grip, hold, clasp, clench, grasp - the act of grasping; "he released his clasp on my arm"; "he has a strong grip for an old man"; "she kept a firm hold on the railing"
References in classic literature ?
Cut your seizings and draw the poles, ye harpooneers!
This passage, for no conceivable reason that I could devise, was always closed after the household had retired to rest, by drawing a heavy slide across it, composed of a dozen or more bits of wood, ingeniously fastened together by seizings of sinnate.