tubing

[ too-bing, tyoo- ]SEE DEFINITION OF tubing

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The outside diameter of this tubing should be the same as the size of the bit used.

The tubing is well washed, rinsed with alcohol, and carefully dried.

He looked at the Goldburgian device he had made out of wire and tubing.

Below this was tubing, intricate coils, massive, heavy and strong.

Two pieces of wire bent as in Fig. 90a will hold the tubing in place.

One-half of the tubing for a portion of its length is removed, as shown in Fig. 1.

The end of the tubing is pushed into the entrance of the aditus.

This tubing is sawed into the required lengths and soldered to the leaves to be hinged.

The hinge may also be made of tubing and extend across the back of the box.

Some tubing has occasional knots or lumps of unfused material.

WORD ORIGIN

1610s, from Middle French tube (mid-15c.), from Latin tubus "tube, pipe," of unknown origin. The London subway was christened the Twopenny Tube before it even opened (H.D. Browne, in the "Londoner" of June 30, 1900); tube for "cylindrical railway tunnel" is attested from 1847. The meaning "TV as a medium" is from 1959, short for cathode ray tube or picture tube. Tube top as a women's clothing style is attested from 1972. Tube steak is attested from 1963 as "frankfurter," slang meaning "penis" is recorded by mid-1980s. Tubing as a recreational pastime is recorded from 1975.

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