tubing

noun tub·ing \ ˈtü-biŋ , ˈtyü- \
|Updated on: 7 Jul 2018

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

  1. The fluids travel through flexible plastic tubing.

  2. We go tubing on the river every summer.

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First Known Use of tubing

1845

in the meaning defined at sense 1

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Definition of tubing for English Language Learners

  • : 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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