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Definition of facing noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



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  1. 1[countable, uncountable] a layer of brick, stone, etc. that covers the surface of a wall to make it look more attractive marble/stone/brick facings
  2. 2[countable, uncountable] a layer of stiff material sewn around the inside of the neck, armholes, etc. of a piece of clothing to make them stronger Cut the facings out of thinner material.
  3. 3facings [plural] the collar, cuffs, etc. of a piece of clothing that are made in a different color or material a smoking jacket with green velvet facings
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: facing