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Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
▪ Alix was out front of the premises poking a flickering neon sign with a length of plastic tubing.
▪ Fine plastic tubing, called airline, takes the air to where it's needed.
▪ The job can be greatly simplified if a few short lengths of plastic tubing are kept in stock.
▪ Use the plastic tubing to syphon the beer from the wine cube into the bottles.
▪ However, the simple method of adapting plastic tubing for joints was woefully inadequate where 3 or 4 rods converged.
▪ Sand combs lead to experiences of space and shape. Plastic tubing of different sizes provide opportunities for comparisons.
▪ We had a long piece of plastic tubing to help each other with.
▪ Alix was out front of the premises poking a flickering neon sign with a length of plastic tubing.
▪ Holman took a step back in horror and raised the metal tubing in defence.
▪ Make an arch out of copper tubing, which is bendable, so it's easy to form the arched top from it.
▪ Most of the torpedoes were built from fibreglass and cardboard tubing and weighted to fall properly when dropped.
▪ Putting a length of rubber tubing on to the attachment, she turned a bottle upside-down to allow the liquid to flow.
▪ The vertical column is filled with glass beads or randomly orientated short pieces of glass tubing.
The Collaborative International Dictionary

Tubing \Tub"ing\, n.

  1. The act of making tubes.

  2. A series of tubes; tubes, collectively; a length or piece of a tube; material for tubes; as, leather tubing.


Tube \Tube\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Tubed; p. pr. & vb. n. Tubing.] To furnish with a tube; as, to tube a well.

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

recreational pastime of riding a river on a truck tire inner tube, 1975; see tube (n.).


n. 1 tubes, considered as a group 2 a length of tube, or a system of tubes 3 the recreation of riding down a river on an inner tube vb. (present participle of tube English)


n. conduit consisting of a long hollow object (usually cylindrical) used to hold and conduct objects or liquids or gases [syn: tube]


Tubing is the conduit used to transport crude oil or natural gas from the producing formations to the field surface facilities for processing after drilling is completed. During the extraction process, the OCTG tubing must withstand the pressure and it must be adequately strong to resist loads and deformations associated with production and workovers. In addition, tubing generally is sized to satisfy the expected rates of production of oil and gas. That is because if tubing is too large, we will have an economic impact beyond the cost of tubing oil and gas itself, however, if API tubing is too small, it will restrict the production of oil or gas, and if things continue this way it will impact subsequent economic performance of the well. Generally, tubing is manufactured in the same way as casing, except an additional process known as “upsetting” which is applied to thicken the pipes.

Tubing may refer to:

  • Tubing (material), flexible hose or pipe (material)
  • Tubing (recreation), the act of riding an inner tube
  • Structural tubing
  • Plumbing tube used in domestic water systems
  • Inserting a tube
  • Brass instrument tubing
Tubing (recreation)

Tubing (also known as inner tubing, "bumper tubing" or even toobing) is a recreational activity where an individual rides on top of an inner tube, either on water, snow, or through the air. The tubes themselves are also known as "donuts" or "biscuits" due to their shape.

Usage examples of "tubing".

Springs, alembics, coils of copper tubing, buckled sheets of metal, gear systems both rack-and-pinion and epicyclic, pendulums, levers, cams, cranks, differentials, bearings, pulleys, assorted tools, and stone jars containing alkahest and corrosive substances crowded every horizontal surface.

A moment later I heard a noise like ten dog-fights rolled into one, and rushing out I found my friend rolling on the ground with his arms round the workman who was helping to stack my artesian tubing.

Tubing and ductwork ran along the ceiling of the tunnel, reminding Beka of tree roots inside a dirt cave.

Hunkering down over the inspection plate, he saw Bollux sitting in the midst of shards and fragments of fluidic tubing and microfilament.

Rosie, who had long dreamed of a garden of her own, looked around speculatively, imagining herbaceous borders where the plastic bags were strewn, a glossy lawn where the tubing now lay.

Behind the desk was a meter-high rack of thinner bluesteel tubing, shaped somewhat like the kind of kickable step stool to be found in libraries.

The nasogastric tubing, ripped out of position with a small spray of blood, jittered against the bedguard.

Ray was lying there today as if awaiting his embalmers, his head wrapped in pristine cotton, eyes shut, mouth agape, spaghetti-thin nasogastric tubing running into one taped-down nostril.

You know -- things like diaphragms, slimming trunks, valves, medical sheaths and probes, urinary rubbers, colostomy tubing, diagnostic fingerstalls, sphygmomanometer bulbs, ostomy bags, veterinary gloves, soil test membranes, gaiters, diving hoods, neck and cuff seals, pneumatic face masks, shot blast capes, helmet covers, incontinence stockings, specialized prophylactics.

He and his comrades had loaded more than fifty kilos of high explosive and a timer under the seat of the pedicab and in the steel tubing of the frame.

Empty steel vats, waiting for the vast quantities of peptone that had just arrived from America, rested between aisles of sterile white tiles and plastic tubing.

New sounds, a different flight path, a sense of being encased in solid tubing and not some polyurethane wrap.

Japhet welded harpoon line into three-strand cables, Nemo and Sarissa toiled by camp lanterns modifying rifle ammunition, Orson and Penny converted the tough hides of freshly slaughtered delphs into a hundred meters of tubing, Orson scrolling the material and holding it for Penny to fuse with the bright needle-fine laser beam.

Inside the stator, almost touching the pole shoes and windings, was a coil of glass tubing filled with a pink liquid.

Ritter moved in with a vibra-scalpel, cutting through the thick felt mat of nutrient tubing with a touch so delicate the silvery amniotic sac beneath was unscored, then cut Miles free of his last bit of biological packaging, clearing his mouth and nose of fluids before his first surprised inhalation.