tubing

noun
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

Summercize with Susan: This special class offered for the summer and is based on functional fitness, using resistance tubing, medicine balls, and stability balls. courant.com, "Community News For The South Windsor Edition," 3 July 2019 And among the coils of guy-wire, aluminum poles, and various scientific instruments, there was supposed to be two short sections of metal tubing that connect the wind sensors to the main structure. National Geographic, "Inside the Everest expedition that built the world’s highest weather station," 27 June 2019 Summercize with Susan: This special class offered for the summer and is based on functional fitness, using resistance tubing, medicine balls, and stability balls. courant.com, "Community News For The South Windsor Edition," 19 June 2019 Best known for its water sports, like swimming, tubing, kayaking and waterskiing, the lake’s shore has plenty of land activities, from hiking trails to 200 million-year-old Shasta Caverns. Jill K. Robinson, SFChronicle.com, "Renting a houseboat on Shasta Lake? Read this first.," 7 June 2019 Southside Drive soon runs along the Merced River, a slow-flowing scene for swimming, tubing, rafting, and fishing during the valley’s hot summer months. James Lange, National Geographic, "A guide to Yosemite National Park," 11 Mar. 2019 This special class offered for the summer and is based on functional fitness, using resistance tubing, medicine balls, and stability balls. courant.com, "Community News For The South Windsor Edition," 6 June 2019 The first thing to do was cut the tubing and flat stock down to size. Kevin Dupzyk, Popular Mechanics, "How I Learned To Build With Metal," 24 May 2019 The technique will also be used on electrical and electronic components, bearings, vehicle components, engine parts, pipes, tubing, hose and fittings, and hardware and abrasives. Kyle Mizokami, Popular Mechanics, "The Pentagon Uses Plant DNA to Catch Counterfeit Parts," 21 Nov. 2016

These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'tubing.' Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.

See More

First Known Use of tubing

1845, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about tubing

Dictionary Entries near tubing

tubiform

Tubinares

tubinarial

tubing

Tübingen

Tubipora

Tubman

Statistics for tubing

Last Updated

7 Jul 2019

Look-up Popularity

Time Traveler for tubing

The first known use of tubing was in 1845

See more words from the same year

Keep scrolling for more

More Definitions for tubing

tubing

noun

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.

Keep scrolling for more

More from Merriam-Webster on tubing

Spanish Central: Translation of tubing

Nglish: Translation of tubing for Spanish Speakers

Britannica English: Translation of tubing for Arabic Speakers

Comments on tubing

What made you want to look up tubing? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

characterized by aphorism

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Farm Idioms Quiz

  • cow coming home
  • What does 'poke' refer to in the expression 'pig in a poke'?
True or False

Test your knowledge - and maybe learn something along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Word Winder's CrossWinder

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!