Origin of tubing
- 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
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Historical Examples of tubing
The outside diameter of this tubing should be the same as the size of the bit used.Boys' Book of Model Boats
Raymond Francis Yates
The tubing is well washed, rinsed with alcohol, and carefully dried.On Laboratory Arts
He looked at the Goldburgian device he had made out of wire and tubing.All Day September
Below this was tubing, intricate coils, massive, heavy and strong.
Two pieces of wire bent as in Fig. 90a will hold the tubing in place.Toy-Making at Home
- the lower part of a gamopetalous corolla or gamosepalous calyx, below the lobes
- any other hollow structure in a plant
- Also called: the undergroundan underground railway systemUS and Canadian equivalent: subway
- the tunnels through which the railway runs
- the train itself
- (capital) trademarkthe London underground railway system
Word Origin for tube
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.
see down the tubes.