marking - definition and synonyms

 
noun 

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/ˈmɑː(r)kɪŋ/
singularmarking
pluralmarkings
  1. 1
    [countable] [usually plural] a pattern of natural marks on the surface of something, especially the skin, fur, or feathers of an animal or bird
    1. a.
      a pattern of marks painted on the surface of something such as a road or a military vehicle or aircraft

      a plane with British markings

  2. 3
    [uncountable] the practice of staying beside a member of the other team in a game such as football in order to prevent them from getting the ball or playing effectively