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kerbing

[kur-bing]
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noun British.
  1. curbing.
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kerb

[kurb]
noun, verb (used with object) British.
  1. curb(defs 1, 15).
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Can be confusedcurb kerb

curbing

[kur-bing]
noun
  1. the material forming a curb, as along a street.
  2. curbstones collectively.
  3. a curb or a section of a curb.
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Also British, kerb·ing.

Origin of curbing

First recorded in 1585–95; curb + -ing1
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British Dictionary definitions for kerbing

kerbing

US and Canadian curbing

noun
  1. material used for a kerb
  2. a less common word for kerb (def. 1)
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curbing

noun
  1. the US spelling of kerbing
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kerb

US and Canadian curb

noun
  1. a line of stone or concrete forming an edge between a pavement and a roadway, so that the pavement is some 15 cm above the level of the road
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verb
  1. (tr) to provide with or enclose with a kerb
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Word Origin

C17: from Old French courbe bent, from Latin curvus; see curve
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Word Origin and History for kerbing

kerb

n.

1660s, a variant of curb (q.v.). The preferred British English spelling in certain specialized senses, especially "edging of stone on a pavement" (1805).

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