web·​bing | \ ˈwe-biŋ How to pronounce webbing (audio) \

Definition of webbing

1 : a strong narrow closely woven fabric designed for bearing weight and used especially for straps or upholstery

Examples of webbing in a Sentence

I need to replace the webbing on the lawn chair.
Recent Examples on the Web The original non-flip-flop beach shoe, this versatile open-toe sandal features rubber soles that enhance traction on wet sand and nylon webbing to prevent your foot from sliding around. Janna Irons, Popular Mechanics, "The Best Water Shoes for Beach Days, Wet Hikes, and Just Jumping in Puddles," 26 Mar. 2020 This strong strap is made from natural cotton webbing, which protects hands and feet from slipping better than slick synthetics. Popular Science, "Yoga accessories to help you practice smarter," 23 Apr. 2020 The stock itself is black with green spider webbing. Outdoor Life, "16 New Rifles from SHOT Show 2019," 31 Jan. 2019 Some of the tanks, covered in webbing, hid in a copse, about as inconspicuously as is possible for a 50-tonne vehicle. The Economist, "Strait and harrow With the world distracted, China intimidates Taiwan," 8 Apr. 2020 Charnas said the ventilator design will probably need metal, nylon webbing and different types of sensors, as well as electronics and software to control the machine. Emily Bamforth, cleveland, "Ventilator shortage during coronavirus? 3-D printing could save lives," 25 Mar. 2020 On a chair constructed from four square steel-tubing frames, nylon webbing in various shades (cyan, khaki, optic white, vermilion) creates a seat with a similarly unpredictable checkered design. New York Times, "The Scottish Designer Who’s Trading in Fashion for Furniture," 13 Feb. 2020 First created by a Navy SEAL Squadron Commander with just a jiu jitsu belt and parachute webbing, TRX now is an effective full-body workout used by countless coaches and trainers. Popular Science, "Portable exercise gear for the fit traveler," 30 Oct. 2019 The odd scalloped edge of this knife is perfectly designed to slice through cords, ropes, straps and webbing, something that may need to happen quickly to save a life. Tim Macwelch, Outdoor Life, "10 of the Best Survival Knives," 27 Jan. 2020

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First Known Use of webbing

1761, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of webbing was in 1761

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2 Jun 2020

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“Webbing.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/webbing. Accessed 11 Jul. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of webbing

: strong and tightly woven material that is used in strips to support, catch, or hold things

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