Definitions for chafing

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  1. chafing(noun)

    soreness or irritation of the skin caused by friction

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  1. Chafing

    of Chafe

  2. Chafing(verb)

    the act of rubbing, or wearing by friction; making by rubbing

  3. Origin: [See Chafe, v. t.]

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  1. Chafing

    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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