webbing

noun
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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This new shoe is no exception: Sachs made a handy diagram that identifies each part of the periwinkle sneaker, from its sticky rubber outsole to its nylon webbing. Rachel Hahn, Vogue, "See How Frank Ocean Put His Own Spin on an Unconventional Pair of Sneakers," 20 Dec. 2018 Take a two-foot length of webbing—essentially flat rope—and tie the two ends together with a stopper knot such as a figure eight. Andrew Northshield, Popular Mechanics, "How to Tie a Christmas Tree to the Roof of Your Car," 2 Dec. 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 Nite Ize Gear Line: Wear-resistant webbing and sturdy S-biner clips keep your hats and towels organized, and the gear line ($17.66) can be hung up pretty much anywhere. Megan Barber, Curbed, "The ultimate van life shopping guide," 14 Nov. 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 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

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First Known Use of webbing

1761, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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webbing

noun

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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