tub·​ing | \ ˈtü-biŋ How to pronounce tubing (audio) , ˈtyü- \

Definition of tubing

1 : material in the form of a tube also : a length or piece of tube
2 : a series or system of tubes
3 : the sport or activity of riding an inner tube (as down a river or snowy slope)

Examples of tubing in a Sentence

The fluids travel through flexible plastic tubing. We go tubing on the river every summer.
Recent Examples on the Web Here's our guide, including pro tips on the do's and don'ts of tubing. AZCentral.com, 4 June 2021 Tie two 24-inch lengths of surgical tubing through the grommets and the eyebolts. Robert And Marigold Moritz, Popular Mechanics, 22 May 2021 The researchers built mock burrows out of clear plastic tubing with a single opening, wrapped in black vinyl, with a clear area at the top to enable them to observe what was happening inside. Jennifer Ouellette, Ars Technica, 29 Oct. 2020 New Braunfels city officials will re-evaluate the river conditions Sunday morning to see if tubing and other recreational activities can resume. Liz Hardaway, San Antonio Express-News, 29 May 2021 Previously, raw steel tubing would enter a race shop at one end, and a tube frame would exit the other. David Beard, Car and Driver, 5 May 2021 The rack itself weighs 27 pounds and is built with heavy-gauge steel tubing. Chris Hachey, BGR, 8 Apr. 2021 Pass the tubing through one of the holes in the reservoir lid and attach it to the smaller ebb nipple below the mixing tray [C]. Daniel Kluko, Popular Mechanics, 7 Nov. 2020 Inadequate cleaning and disinfection included machine tubing that had not been cleaned or changed between clients. Frank Miles, Fox News, 23 Apr. 2021

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First Known Use of tubing

1845, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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13 Jun 2021

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“Tubing.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/tubing. Accessed 19 Jun. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of tubing

: material in the form of a tube : a series or system of tubes
: the activity of riding on an inner tube over snow, down a river, etc.

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