What does the word lash mean?

Usage examples for lash

  1. King's cold contempt would have been like a lash to a man of finer sensibilities than Saul Chadron. – The Rustler of Wind River by G. W. Ogden
  2. It had to be with the sun; and so we had to lower it again, and when the vessel was turned around, hoist it again, not forgetting to lash the halyards aloft again too. – The Seiners by James B. (James Brendan) Connolly
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