2. A leash in which an animal is caught or held; hence, a snare. [Obs.]
3. A stroke with a whip, or anything pliant and tough; as, the culprit received thirty-nine lashes.
4. A stroke of satire or sarcasm; an expression or retort that cuts or gives pain; a cut.
The moral is a lash at the vanity of arrogating that to ourselves which succeeds well.L'Estrange.
5. A hair growing from the edge of the eyelid; an eyelash.
6. In carpet weaving, a group of strings for lifting simultaneously certain yarns, to form the figure.
(Lash) v. t. [imp. & p. p. Lashed ; p. pr. & vb. n. Lashng.]
1. To strike with a lash; to whip or scourge with a lash, or with something like one.
We lash the pupil, and defraud the ward.Dryden.
2. To strike forcibly and quickly, as with a lash; to beat, or beat upon, with a motion like that of a lash; as,
a whale lashes the sea with his tail.
And big waves lash the frighted shores.Dryden.
3. To throw out with a jerk or quickly.
He falls, and lashing up his heels, his rider throws.Dryden.
4. To scold; to berate; to satirize; to censure with severity; as, to lash vice.
(Lash), v. i. To ply the whip; to strike; to utter censure or sarcastic language.
To laugh at follies, or to lash at vice.Dryden. To lash out, to strike out wildly or furiously.
(Lash), v. t. [Cf. D. lasschen to fasten together, lasch piece, joint, Sw. laska to stitch, Dan.
laske stitch. See Lash, n. ] To bind with a rope, cord, thong, or chain, so as to fasten; as, to lash
something to a spar; to lash a pack on a horse's back.
(Lash"er) n. One who whips or lashes.
1. A piece of rope for binding or making fast one thing to another; called also lashing.
2. A weir in a river. [Eng.] Halliwell.
Lashing out, a striking out; also, extravagance.
(Lash"ing), n. The act of one who, or that which, lashes; castigation; chastisement. South.
(Lash"ing), n. See 2d Lasher.
(Lask) n. A diarrhea or flux. [Obs.] Holland.
(Las"ket) n. [Cf. Lash, Latching.] (Naut.) latching.