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.
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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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20 May 2021

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“Webbing.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/webbing. Accessed 13 Jun. 2021.

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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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