AskDefine | Define dashing

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dashing adj
1 lively and spirited; "a dashing hero" [syn: gallant]
2 marked by smartness in dress and manners; "a dapper young man"; "a jaunty red hat" [syn: dapper, jaunty, natty, raffish, rakish, smart, spiffy, snappy, spruce]

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  1. Spirited, audacious and full of high spirits.
  2. Chic, fashionable.
    All heads turned as the dashing young man entered the room.


  1. present participle of dash


  1. The action of the verb to dash.

Extensive Definition

Pebble-dashing is a form of finishing to a brick or stone wall. The wall is coated with a mix of sand and cement into which small stones or chips have been mixed. The chips or stones give the finish a 'rough' look. It is also called roughcasting.
Pebbledashing (or roughcasting) is also used to describe a form of external Plastering similar to the above technique.

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