waisting

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Noun[edit]

waisting ‎(plural waistings)

  1. That which goes at the waist (of a person, as on a garment, or of an object).
    The decorative material used as waisting also served as a girdle for her midlife expansion.
  2. A failure in mechanical testing, where part of the testpiece becomes narrow.

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