web·​bing ˈwe-biŋ How to pronounce webbing (audio)
: 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.
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Word History

First Known Use

1761, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of webbing was in 1761

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“Webbing.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/webbing. Accessed 25 May. 2024.

Kids Definition


: a strong closely woven tape used especially for straps, harness, or upholstery

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