1a. Costumes. Noun. A type of needlework used to finish a fabric's edge, the handwork equivalent of what a serger produces. 1b. Costumes. Verb. To use the above. from http://www.perestroika.ca/html2/vest/handstitching.php. 2. Lighting. Noun. The wires suppling power to a fixture. Also known as "cordset", "tail", or "power leads". The white, asbestos-covered wires in the picture below: 3. Rigging. Verb. To wrap the ends of rope to prevent fraying or unraveling. http://www.animatedknots.com/sailmakers/index.php 4a. Management. Noun. An object used to punish physically, by striking. http://bullwhip.net/ 4b. Management. Verb. To use the above.