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 Cargo: twenty pallets of syringes, surgical tubing, bedpans, wheelchairs, and wound-irrigation kits. Adam Iscoe, The New Yorker, 18 July 2022 While in town, try snagging tickets for Ober Ski Mountain and enjoy a day with family-friendly activities like skiing, snow tubing and ice skating. Andrea Mchugh, USA TODAY, 9 Jan. 2022 Skiing, snowboarding and snow tubing will be closed from Thursday through Saturday, according to Perfect North's website. Quinlan Bentley, The Enquirer, 15 Dec. 2021 The town also hosts dog sled adventures, corn mazes, skiing sites, snow tubing and holiday parades. Minnah Arshad, Detroit Free Press, 7 Dec. 2021 The salvage yard at M. Maselli & Sons, in Petaluma, California, is made up of six acres of angle irons, block pulleys, doorplates, digging tools, motors, fencing, tubing, reels, spools, and rusted machinery. Anna Wiener, The New Yorker, 27 June 2022 Stretching from Kerr County — northwest of San Antonio — to the Gulf of Mexico, the Guadalupe River is a popular destination for tubing, rafting, swimming and other recreational activities. Elena Bruess, San Antonio Express-News, 6 June 2022 Winter tubing: From mid-November to March, four snowmakers will lay a base so visitors can speed downhill on inner tubes. Shanti Lerner, The Arizona Republic, 1 June 2022 After cranking out all that mileage, relax at Mountain Creek Resort and enjoy a zip line tour, snow tubing, or an aerial adventure park in the trees right on-site. Perri Ormont Blumberg, Travel + Leisure, 27 Mar. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of tubing

1845, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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12 Aug 2022

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“Tubing.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/tubing. Accessed 18 Aug. 2022.

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