Meaning of STICKING in English


I. ˈstikiŋ, -kēŋ noun

( -s )

Etymology: Middle English stikking, from gerund of stikken to stick — more at stick

1. : the action of piercing or stabbing

helpless as calves tied up for sticking — F.V.W.Mason


a. : the action of adhering, holding fast, or holding back ; specifically : the action of stonewalling in cricket

b. : material that sticks or has stuck ; specifically : gouge 4

c. : an increase in the water resistance at high speed that delays or prevents the takeoff of a seaplane

3. : a molded edge worked on the rails or stiles of a door around the panels or lights

II. noun

( -s )

Etymology: stick (I) + -ing

1. : sticks for use in supporting plants

2. : the method or order employed in the use of drumsticks especially in playing a snare drum

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