Definition of tubing in English:

tubing

noun

  • 1A length or lengths of metal, plastic, glass, etc., in tubular form.

    ‘use the plastic tubing to siphon the beer into the bottles’
    • ‘I could feel gauzy bandages wrapped around my forehead, and I could feel the plastic tubing taped to my upper lip to help me breathe.’
    • ‘An elastic band secured the binoculars to a small platform mounted at the correct height on a piece of grey plastic tubing attached to the platform.’
    • ‘Generally, it is 1/2 inch flexible plastic tubing that is laid out at 8 to 12 inch spacing below or in the floor.’
    • ‘This is a network of plastic tubing that can be regulated to provide a constant moisture supply to your plants.’
    • ‘The little pump was also on sale and came with about 4 feet of plastic tubing.’
    • ‘Using a long piece of plastic tubing, carefully siphon off the clear liquid into a clean container.’
    • ‘Reports suggest that he was found with a plastic bag and some tubing while in doping control.’
    • ‘Modern industry has also introduced plastic tubing and vacuum pumps to siphon the sap directly to a single central location for further processing.’
    • ‘I slipped short lengths of plastic tubing on top to give the fingers thickness.’
    • ‘We set to work in that bright and humid space cutting large plastic tubing and small plastic tubing.’
    • ‘Weep holes are made by placing rope or plastic tubing in the mortar joints, or by leaving the mortar out of every second or third head joint.’
    • ‘The bottles were uniformly aerated using a compressor and plastic tubing.’
    • ‘Eleven centimetre long shoot segments were obtained from internodes of previous year shoots, placed vertically and fitted to plastic tubing.’
    • ‘The plastic tubing is then laid out in a continuous loop pattern starting from the control manifold, and is secured to the subfloor with special fasteners.’
    • ‘The emergency team anaesthetist noticed that the airway heater had caused the breathing circuit's plastic tubing to melt and turned the heater off.’
    • ‘The central and biggest sculpture was four lengths of large clear plastic tubing, each connected to the same cross fitting and filled with water.’
    • ‘The device, which consisted of a foot-operated pump, clear plastic tubing attached to large plastic cups, was supposed to enlarge by creating a vacuum.’
    • ‘When a pre-prepared bag of a substance for transfusion, such as blood, saline and the like, is to be connected to another piece of equipment, for example in a hospital, this is usually done by use of plastic tubing.’
    • ‘Cover each loop with plastic tubing to avoid corrosion and increase durability.’
    • ‘Arterial catheters with plastic tubing had not been invented.’
  • 2North American The leisure activity of riding on water or snow on a large inflated inner tube.

    • ‘Investigators said it appeared the pair were tubing on the lake when the man struggled to return to the boat and went under the water.’
    • ‘When not fishing, Gary enjoys inner tubing on the lake with his two sons in Wisconsin’
    • ‘During the second day at the camp, I decided to go tubing on the lake during the break.’
    • ‘For the adrenaline junkies, jet skis, water skiing and tubing are just a few examples of the water sports available at the beach.’

Pronunciation:

tubing

/ˈt(y)o͞obiNG/