HOUS'ING , n. Among seamen, a small line formed of three strands, smaller than rope-yard, used for seizings, &c.
In architecture, the space taken out of one solid, to admit the insertion of another.
- Houses in general.
- [Fr. housse; W. hws, a covering.] A cloth laid over a saddle. Encyc.
- A piece of cloth fastened to the hinder part of a saddle, and covering the horse's croup; called also boot-housing.
- [See Houseline.]
HOUS'ING, ppr. [s as z.]
- Depositing in a house; covering; sheltering.
- Warped; crooked, as a brick.
- The act of putting or receiving under
shelter; the state of dwelling in a habitation.
- A cover or cloth for a horse's saddle, as an
ornamental or military appendage; a saddlecloth; a horse cloth; in
- That which shelters or covers; houses,
- An appendage to the hames or collar of a
space taken out of one solid, to admit the insertion of part of
another, as the end of one timber in the side of another.
- A frame or support for
holding something in place, as journal boxes, etc.
portion of a mast or bowsprit which is beneath the deck or within the