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Meaning of PALING

Pronunciation:  'peyling

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  a fence made of upright pickets
  2. [adj]  losing color; "the paling photographs"
 

PALING is a 6 letter word that starts with P.

 

 Synonyms: decreasing, fading, picket fence
 
 See Also: fence, fencing, pale, picket

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Pal"ing\, n.
1. Pales, in general; a fence formed with pales or pickets; a
   limit; an inclosure.

         They moved within the paling of order and decorum.
                                               --De Quincey.

2. The act of placing pales or stripes on cloth; also, the
   stripes themselves. [Obs.] --Chaucer.

{Paling board}, one of the slabs sawed from the sides of a
   log to fit it to be sawed into boards. [Eng.]

 

 

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