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Meaning of PRIMING

Pronunciation:  'prIming

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  the act of making something ready
  2. [n]  the first or preliminary coat of paint or size applied to a surface
  3. [n]  any igniter by which an explosive charge is ignited

PRIMING is a 7 letter word that starts with P.


 Synonyms: flat coat, fuse, fusee, fuze, fuzee, ground, primer, primer coat, priming coat, undercoat
 See Also: coat of paint, couch, detonating fuse, igniter, ignitor, light, lighter, preparation, readying, safety fuse, time-fuse



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Prim"ing\, n.
1. The powder or other combustible used to communicate fire
   to a charge of gunpowder, as in a firearm.

2. (Paint.) The first coating of color, size, or the like,
   laid on canvas, or on a building, or other surface.

3. (Steam Eng.) The carrying over of water, with the steam,
   from the boiler, as into the cylinder.

{Priming of the tide}. See {Lag of the tide}, under 2d {Lag}.

{Priming tube}, a small pipe, filled with a combustible
   composition for firing cannon.

{Priming valve} (Steam Eng.), a spring safety valve applied
   to the cylinder of a steam engine for discharging water
   carried into the cylinder by priming.

{Priming wire}, a pointed wire used to penetrate the vent of
   a piece, for piercing the cartridge before priming.