curb·​ing | \ ˈkər-biŋ How to pronounce curbing (audio) \

Definition of curbing

1 : the material for a curb
2 : curb

Examples of curbing in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Johnson ran over the raised curbing in the apex of Turn 5 and bottomed out, losing control and slammed the nose of his car into the tires. Nathan Brown, The Indianapolis Star, 9 Apr. 2022 Put the right side of the car onto curbing, and only the right side of the controller rumbles. Austin Irwin, Car and Driver, 2 Mar. 2022 Now look, that doesn't mean that some students don't believe there should be some curbing of some speech. NBC News, 30 Jan. 2022 In August, Chinese President Xi Jinping gave a speech calling for greater wealth redistribution and curbing of excessive incomes in his country. Rory Satran, WSJ, 22 Oct. 2021 The first came with five laps to go, starting when pole-winning driver William Byron went over the curbing in the fifth turn and was sent off the course., 15 Aug. 2021 This year, the curbing in Turn 6 came apart late in the race, causing a series of crashes down in a race eventually won by A.J. Allmendinger. Nathan Brown, The Indianapolis Star, 15 Sep. 2021 But the true revelation is navigating the straights and curbing of Monticello Motor Club. David Beard, Car and Driver, 17 Aug. 2021 Some wondered whether fatigue from three days of practice, qualifying and racing on the same course could have led to the deterioration of the curbing., 15 Aug. 2021 See More

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First Known Use of curbing

1838, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of curbing was in 1838

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“Curbing.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 6 Jul. 2022.

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curb·​ing | \ ˈkər-biŋ How to pronounce curbing (audio) \

Kids Definition of curbing

1 : material for making an enclosing border along the edge of a street


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