Definition of flashing noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˈflæʃɪŋ//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈflæʃɪŋ//
[uncountable] (also flashings [plural])
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a strip of metal put on a roof where it joins a wall to prevent water getting through Word Originlate 18th cent.: from the earlier synonym flash (of unknown origin) + -ing.
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