from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Tubes considered as a group.
- n. A system of tubes.
- n. A piece or length of tube.
- n. Tubular fabric, such as that used for making pillowcases.
- n. The sport or recreation of floating down a stream or river in an inner tube.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. tubes, considered as a group
- n. a length of tube, or a system of tubes
- n. the recreation of riding down a river on an inner tube
- v. Present participle of tube.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The act of making tubes.
- n. A series of tubes; tubes, collectively; a length or piece of a tube; material for tubes.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Specifically, a thin steel pipe or tube used to line the bore of a deep well for water, gas, or air to prevent the bore from getting out of line or caving in, and to keep water and other foreign matter from getting into the well from the sides of the hole. It is thinner in gage than boiler-tube or pipe.
- n. The act of making tubes, or providing with tubes.
- n. A tube or tubes collectively: as, ten feet of tubing.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. conduit consisting of a long hollow object (usually cylindrical) used to hold and conduct objects or liquids or gases
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They are made of some kind of plastic tubing and after the tubing is attached to the existing concrete floor, a special layer of concrete is put on top of the tubing.
She inserts two needles: One draws blood out of her body, through thin tubing and into the dialyzing machine, and the other returns the cleaned blood back into her body.
Catheter: thin tubing attached to the port through which fluid travels to the blood
Survey respondents say supply of both plastic and aluminum tubing is short and pricing is reflecting that tightness.
The Potomac River is nearby and is shallow enough for swimming (in summer) or "tubing" -- a fun activity of floating down the river on an inner tube (watch out for the rapids!).
The weight of the lower pendulum, or deflector, is supported on a disc, resting on a pin passing through the bottom of a piece of brass tubing, which is provided with an eye at its upper end.
Extension is made upon this by means of rubber tubing, which is fixed to the foot-piece of the splint.
Driptech tubing, which is 2-5x less costly than the alternatives and works better and more reliably.
OCTG products are production tubing, which is used to convey crude oil and natural gas to the surface of a well; production casing, which is used to line a newly completed well, and surface casing, which is used to protect water-bearing formations during the drilling of a well.
A pump jack in California, USA At the bottom of the tubing is the "down-hole pump".