EXAMPLES | WORD ORIGIN adjective having the form or shape of a tube; tubiform. characterized by or consisting of tubes. Origin of tubular 1665–75;
New Latin tubulāris;
-ar 1 Related forms tu·bu·lar·i·ty, noun tu·bu·lar·ly, adverb in·ter·tu·bu·lar, adjective mul·ti·tu·bu·lar, adjective non·tu·bu·lar, adjective
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Examples from the Web for tubular Historical Examples of tubular
The garment is
tubular and unprovided with hinges at the points of flexion.
Much to Quirl's delight, the long,
tubular passage was deserted.
It seemed a flimsy structure, supported only by
In these cases the
tubular form may rather be due to dilatation than to cohesion.
This was the first bridge ever built on the
tubular principle. British Dictionary definitions for tubular adjective Also: tubiform ( ˈtjuːbɪˌfɔːm) having the form of a tube or tubes of or relating to a tube or tubing Derived Forms tubularity, noun tubularly, adverb
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Word Origin and History for tubular adj.
1670s, "having the form of a tube or pipe," from Latin
tubulus "a small pipe" (see tube) + -ar. Teen slang sense attested by 1982, Valspeak, apparently from surfers' slang for a hollow, curling wave, ideal for riding.
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