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Definition of "flashing" []

  • Sheet metal used to reinforce and weatherproof the joints and angles of a roof. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "flashing" in a sentence
  • "I now know that the audience is seeing my name flashing up in big Tron letters on the video wall as wide as the stage."
  • "The third ring froze me in place when I saw the name flashing on the caller ID."
  • "Committee Chairman Reno DeLuzio said he is prepared to fight on Oct. 27 for what he describes as a flashing-beacon system that would sense when trail users are approaching the intersection, flash them a red light and flash yellow to street traffic."