Definitions for chafing
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soreness or irritation of the skin caused by friction
the act of rubbing, or wearing by friction; making by rubbing
Origin: [See Chafe, v. t.]
Chafing when used as a nautical term describes the process of wear on a line or sail caused by constant rubbing against a hard, usually metallic, surface. Various methods are used to prevent chafing. Chafing of lines that rest on a choke on a boat can be prevented by putting a protecting material around the line. Chafing of a sail rubbing against a cable can be prevented on large ships by tying around the cable.
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