curbing

noun

curb·​ing ˈkər-biŋ How to pronounce curbing (audio)
1
: the material for a curb
2
: curb

Examples of curbing in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web In early November, 10 members of Congress urged the Biden administration to prioritize the curbing of exports of CNC machine tools to Russia. Pei-Lin Wu, Washington Post, 1 Feb. 2024 The hearing in September, during which the court will essentially be deciding whether to accept a curbing of its powers, heralds a potential showdown between the top judicial authority and the ruling coalition, and could fundamentally reshape Israeli democracy. Isabel Kershner, BostonGlobe.com, 10 Aug. 2023 But then the shuttle’s passenger-side tires began to rub against the curbing on South Street, a Waltham police officer wrote in a report. Laura Crimaldi, BostonGlobe.com, 22 July 2023 The Callahan closure lasted 76 days, and was focused on rebuilding the curbing and drainage sections and replacing the tunnel’s concrete decking, according to a MassDOT spokesperson. Daniel Kool, BostonGlobe.com, 3 July 2023 The track was resurfaced in the offseason but, according to a track spokesman, the dimensions of the track, the curbing itself and the paved runoff area beyond the curbing were not changed. Dave Kallmann, Journal Sentinel, 8 June 2023 And because the curbing had been present for Thursday's track walk and at race weekends prior, IndyCar did not believe any notification to teams about the overnight change to put the track back to its original spec was necessary. Nathan Brown, The Indianapolis Star, 15 Apr. 2023 But the gradual curbing of free speech stands out because, when asked to assess their revolution, Tunisians often say that freedom of expression was the only concrete achievement to come from it. Vivian Yee, New York Times, 16 June 2023 IndyCar is working with Road America to adjust some of the curbing at the track ahead of the race, a series spokesman said Thursday. Dave Kallmann, Journal Sentinel, 8 June 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

1838, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of curbing was in 1838

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“Curbing.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/curbing. Accessed 21 Apr. 2024.

Kids Definition

curbing

noun
curb·​ing ˈkər-biŋ How to pronounce curbing (audio)
1
: the material for a curb
2
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