Main meanings of flashing in English

: flashing1flashing2

flashing1

Pronunciation /ˈflaʃɪŋ/

Translate flashing into Spanish

adjective

  • Shining in a bright but brief, sudden, or intermittent way.

    • ‘a police car with a flashing light’

noun

mass noun
  • 1Brief, sudden, and intermittent bursts of bright light.

    • ‘he was woken up by the police sirens and the flashing of lights’
  • 2informal The action, especially of a man, of showing one's genitals briefly in public.

    • ‘when arrested and interviewed, he denied flashing’

Main meanings of flashing in English

: flashing1flashing2

flashing2

Pronunciation /ˈflaʃɪŋ/

Translate flashing into Spanish

noun

  • A strip of metal used to stop water penetrating the junction of a roof with another surface.

    ‘flashings around chimneys’
    • ‘the lead flashing on the roof’
    • ‘The trapped water may accumulate to levels higher than the roof flashings, resulting in water leaks.’
    • ‘Site-built or factory-supplied flashings are used to seal the roofing around the curb.’
    • ‘It was also used for roof flashings and weights for scales.’
    • ‘Also check eaves, verges and ridges, and make sure that mortar, pointing and lead flashings are all in place around a chimney.’
    • ‘The coping, flashings and most of the rendering would need to be removed.’

Origin

Late 18th century from the earlier synonym flash(of unknown origin) + -ing.