Definition for tubing (2 of 2)
- any hollow, elongated body or part.
- the united lower portion of a gamopetalous corolla or a gamosepalous calyx.
verb (used with object), tubed, tub·ing.
Origin of tube
Examples from the Web for tubing
Sterilise the fitted rubber cork, with its funnel and tubing, by boiling in the water steriliser for ten minutes.The Elements of Bacteriological Technique|John William Henry Eyre
The tubing is a block tin pipe, encased with iron, eighty-five feet in length and two inches in diameter.Saratoga and How to See It|R. F. Dearborn
All the tubing of the pump is supported at a distance of about 55 mm.
If the tubing is thin, a good deal of care will have to be exercised in order to prevent a collapse.
Provide a large blow-pipe, such as the blow-pipe of a Fletcher crucible furnace, Select a length of tubing and clean it.
British Dictionary definitions for tubing (1 of 2)
British Dictionary definitions for tubing (2 of 2)
- the lower part of a gamopetalous corolla or gamosepalous calyx, below the lobes
- any other hollow structure in a plant
- Also called: the underground an underground railway systemUS and Canadian equivalent: subway
- the tunnels through which the railway runs
- the train itself
- (capital) trademark the London underground railway system
Word Origin for tube
Word Origin and History for tubing
1610s, from Middle French tube (mid-15c.), from Latin tubus "tube, pipe," of unknown origin. The London subway was christened the Twopenny Tube before it even opened (H.D. Browne, in the "Londoner" of June 30, 1900); tube for "cylindrical railway tunnel" is attested from 1847. The meaning "TV as a medium" is from 1959, short for cathode ray tube or picture tube. Tube top as a women's clothing style is attested from 1972. Tube steak is attested from 1963 as "frankfurter," slang meaning "penis" is recorded by mid-1980s. Tubing as a recreational pastime is recorded from 1975.
Medicine definitions for tubing
Idioms and Phrases with tubing
see down the tubes.