web·bing | \ˈwe-biŋ \

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.

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Strap-length adjustments are buttery smooth thanks to an aluminum clasp that can be manipulated with one hand, and the seatbelt-style nylon webbing slides easily over my clothing and will take plenty of abuse. Jakob Schiller, Outside Online, "Five Pieces of Perfectly Designed Gear," 3 July 2018 Photos on Chinese social media showed a man tied up with a length of webbing and lying face down on the sidewalk as uniformed officers watched over him. Austin Ramzy, New York Times, "Shanghai Knife Attack Kills Two Schoolchildren," 28 June 2018 The American is bigger, more apt to hide, searches for prey at night, sports dark bands on its back and sides, and has a long, pointed snout and extra webbing on its hind toes. Krista Stevens, Longreads, "On Saving the Cuban Crocodile from American Invasion," 22 June 2018 The Z/2 Classic sandals feature blue-and-yellow webbing designed after the iconic NRS tie-down straps, a mainstay on rafts and roof racks the world over. Ariella Gintzler, Outside Online, "The Coolest Chacos Collab We've Ever Seen," 25 May 2018 The American is bigger, more apt to hide, searches for prey at night, sports dark bands on its back and sides, and has a long, pointed snout and extra webbing on its hind toes. Shanna Baker, Smithsonian, "The Quest to Preserve the Last of Castro’s Crocodiles," 21 June 2018 Or patients do a sort of hacking motion with the long blade of the knife into the pit, and hack into the webbing between the thumb and the forefinger instead. Cindy Dampier, chicagotribune.com, "Blood on the guacamole: Is avocado hand reaching epidemic proportions?," 15 June 2018 The materials are top notch as well including aerospace-grade aluminum and nylon webbing with a breaking strength of 2,500 pounds. Graham Averill, Outside Online, "Why You Should Wear an Adventure Belt," 11 Apr. 2018 Former Rangers catcher Geno Petralli, who is a coach with Triple A Round Rock, tightens the inside webbing for Trevino, and catching coordinator Chris Briones helps him double-knot the outside laces. Drew Davison, star-telegram, "Glove love: Why MLB players are so superstitious and meticulous about them | Fort Worth Star-Telegram," 15 May 2018

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First Known Use of webbing

1761, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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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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