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 Two smallmouth bass — one 9 ½ inches and the other 13 — dangled among four other fish snared in the webbing. Brandon Loomis, The Arizona Republic, 19 July 2022 Mariners 6, Blue Jays 5: Toronto first baseman Vladimir Guerrero Jr. had a throw bust through the webbing of his glove and host Seattle took advantage for its eighth straight win, boosted by Carlos Santana’s two home runs. San Francisco Chronicle, 10 July 2022 Equipped with reflective webbing and 600-denier polyester, this was our favorite for tough commutes. Elizabeth Miller, Outside Online, 11 June 2022 Two rolling buckles secure the webbing and straps around the foot and ankle, while the stretchy mesh eliminates pressure points. Outside Online, 9 Mar. 2022 Despite an age of approximately 145–163 million years, the wing membrane and the webbing between both feet managed to survive fossilization. Jeanne Timmons, Ars Technica, 4 July 2022 The mitt had no webbing between the fingers, so a billion girls broke their noses. Ryan Gajewski, The Hollywood Reporter, 1 July 2022 Now the footbeds bear an imprint of my toes, the soles are slightly worn down, and the webbing is filthy. Jakob Schiller, Outside Online, 9 July 2020 Slim webbing straps often feel nicer and less bulky on the face. Joe Lindsey, Outside Online, 19 June 2022 See More

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First Known Use of webbing

1761, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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12 Aug 2022

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“Webbing.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/webbing. Accessed 12 Aug. 2022.

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