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  1. present participle of enclose


enclosing (plural enclosings)

  1. That which encloses.
    • And he made the breastplate of cunning work, like the work of the ephod; of gold, blue, and purple, and scarlet, and fine twined linen. [] And they set in it four rows of stones: [] the fourth row, a beryl, an onyx, and a jasper: they were enclosed in ouches of gold in their enclosings.
  2. The act or situation by which something is enclosed.
    • 1995, Frederick Garber, Repositionings, page 131:
      Duane Duck is a play of boxes, explicit and implicit, frangible or firm; indeed, Duane Duck is a play about boxes, a performance of all manner of relations to enclosings.