tub·ing | \ ˈtü-biŋ , 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

In addition to canoeing, kayaking and tubing, the ranch features horseback rides that cross the shallow water and a nine-hole golf course. Jay Jones, chicagotribune.com, "Pitch a tent, and play outdoors at these 5 Midwest campgrounds," 13 June 2018 Garner State Park: North of Uvalde, visitors may go swimming, tubing or paddle boat on the 2.8 miles of the Frio River that winds through the park's 1,774 acres. Jerry Garcia, San Antonio Express-News, "State parks abound in the San Antonio area," 11 June 2018 Cleanup Detach the tubing from the bottle and the balloon and dry all water spills and materials with a towel or paper towels. Svenja Lohner, Scientific American, "Floating with a Swim Bladder," 5 July 2018 Others bear wicked-looking axes and spears, and a few have fashioned crossbows out of surgical tubing and bamboo bolts. The Economist, "Stone-carving villagers make Indian officials jittery," 7 June 2018 HyperloopTT doesn't have a test track yet, although tubing for a track was delivered to the company's lab in Toulouse, France, this month. Megan Geuss, Ars Technica, "The latest Hyperloop feasibility study aims to connect Cleveland and Chicago," 23 Apr. 2018 Coach Ekapol's Facebook page is packed with photos and video of him and what appear to be members of his team practicing, cycling the area's mountain roads and inner tubing on a river. Kaitlyn Schallhorn, Fox News, "Thai soccer coach, 25-year-old former Buddhist monk, hailed 'hero' for keeping boys alive," 10 July 2018 The sign also incorporates about 1,000 feet of red and green neon tubing. Matt Campbell, kansascity, "Western Auto sign countdown: Iconic neon beacon to light up KC once more," 10 July 2018 Tariffs on steel imported from China are already in effect, and a Lakeland manufacturer of stainless steel tubing was denied an exemption on a custom order that his company could not produce in Florida. Adelaide Chen, OrlandoSentinel.com, "Central Florida companies scramble ahead of Chinese tariffs," 5 July 2018

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First Known Use of tubing

1845, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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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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