Definition of quicking in English:

quicking

noun

rare
  • Quickening.

noun

  • The action or process of planting a quickset hedge (usually hawthorn). Also concrete: the plants used to make such a hedge collectively. Compare "quick", "quick". Now historical.

noun

  • The action or process of coating metal with mercury or a solution containing mercury so as to facilitate the adherence of a layer of gold or silver to the metal surface.

Origin

Late Middle English. From quick + -ing. Compare Middle Low German quickinge reviving, refreshing<br>late Middle English. Either from quick + -ing or from quick + -ing. In later use also partly from quick + -ing<br>late 18th century; earliest use found in William Richardson (1743–1814), literary scholar. From quick + -ing.

Pronunciation

quicking

/ˈkwɪkɪŋ/