Definition for webbing (2 of 2)
- a woven fabric, especially a whole piece of cloth in the course of being woven or after it comes from the loom.
- the flat woven strip, without pile, often found at one or both ends of an Oriental rug.
- the series of barbs on each side of the shaft of a feather.
- the series on both sides, collectively.
verb (used with object), webbed, web·bing.
verb (used without object), webbed, web·bing.
Origin of web
Examples from the Web for webbing
The significance of the webbing was questioned by Shannon and Humphrey.The Amphibians and Reptiles of Michoacn, Mxico|William E. Duellman
Nang Hsen Gaw followed in time to rescue the webbing between the fingers.Shan Folk Lore Stories from the Hill and Water Country|William C. Griggs
The webbing which goes back and forth is interwoven with that which goes from right to left.Handwork in Wood|William Noyes
Each of these was faced by two or three of the bucket-seats, only these swung in webbing.The Time Traders|Andre Norton
He may have it of scarlet, if he is fond of ornament, of webbing bis Afro murice tincta, or of scarlet and gold if he likes.Hints on Horsemanship, to a Nephew and Niece|George Greenwood
British Dictionary definitions for webbing (1 of 2)
British Dictionary definitions for webbing (2 of 2)
- a continuous strip of paper as formed on a paper machine or fed from a reel into some printing presses
- (as modifier)web offset; a web press
- the web (often capital) short for World Wide Web
- (as modifier)a web site; web pages
verb webs, webbing or webbed
Word Origin for web
Word Origin and History for webbing
Old English webb "woven fabric," from Proto-Germanic *wabjam "fabric, web" (cf. Old Saxon webbi, Old Norse vefr, Dutch webbe, Old High German weppi, German gewebe "web"), from PIE *webh- "to weave" (see weave (v.)).
Meaning "spider's web" is first recorded early 13c. Applied to the membranes between the toes of ducks and other aquatic birds from 1570s. Internet sense is from 1992, shortened from World Wide Web (1990). Web browser, web page both also attested 1990.
Medicine definitions for webbing (1 of 2)
Medicine definitions for webbing (2 of 2)
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