Definitions for: Chafing

[n] soreness or irritation of the skin caused by friction

Webster (1913) Definition: Chaf"ing, n. [See Chafe, v. t.]
The act of rubbing, or wearing by friction; making by

Chafing dish, a dish or vessel for cooking on the table, or
for keeping food warm, either by coals, by a lamp, or by
hot water; a portable grate for coals.

Chafing gear (Naut.), any material used to protect sails,
rigging, or the like, at points where they are exposed to

See Also: intertrigo, soreness, tenderness

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