whip

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.

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