- present participle of steep
steeping (countable and uncountable, plural steepings)
- An instance of steeping, a wetting.
- 1838, George Adolphus Wigney, An Elementary Dictionary, Or, Cyclopaediae, for the Use of Maltsters, Brewers &c. (page 28)
- It is usual to expect, that the first two or three wettings or steepings of grain, at the commencement of the malting season, will not make so good malt as succeeding steepings […]
From the name of Stephen de Fulbourn, who served as bishop of Waterford, archbishop of Tuam, and treasurer and justiciar of Ireland in the 1270s and 1280s.
steeping (plural steepings)
- (historical, numismatics) A 13th-century coin circulated in Ireland as a debased sterling silver penny, outlawed under Edward I.