Definition of webbing in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈwɛbɪŋ/


[mass noun]
1Strong, closely woven fabric used for making items such as straps and belts, and for supporting the seats of upholstered chairs: [as modifier]: webbing straps
More example sentences
  • It was available in oak weave or with cotton webbing, a seat covering more suggestive of indoor use.
  • Narrow strips of fabric or leather webbing were interlaced across a seat frame, and a piece of linen was tacked above it.
  • There were two foldable aluminum seats with nylon webbing.
1.1The system of belts, pouches, and straps worn by a soldier as part of his combat uniform.
Example sentences
  • Still wearing his uniform and combat webbing, the son of a Canadian soldier jumped into the chest-deep sludge and began searching, reaching out with his arms, diving under in futile attempts to find her.
  • The British standard webbing only has two pouches, while webbing used by US and Israeli soldiers, and some police forces, has far more storage space.
  • The basic British infantryman, like his French and German contemporaries, was issued with his uniform, webbing and a rifle with bayonet.
2The part of a baseball glove between the thumb and forefinger: just when the ball is about to go past him, he leaps up and snags it in the webbing of his glove
More example sentences
  • I came in and I knew I could make a play, but the webbing in my glove was like a string.
  • Reiser went to his left on the play, put up his glove and the ball stuck in the webbing.
  • Pinch the webbing between your thumb and index finger and push toward the bottom knuckle of your index finger.

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