curbing


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curb·ing

 (kûr′bĭng)
n.
1. The material used to construct a curb.
2. A row of curbstones; a curb.

curbing

(ˈkɜːbɪŋ)
n
(Building) the US spelling of kerbing

curb•ing

(ˈkɜr bɪŋ)

n.
1. the material forming a curb, as along a street.
2. a curb, or a section of a curb.
[1585–95]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.curbing - an edge between a sidewalk and a roadway consisting of a line of curbstones (usually forming part of a gutter)curbing - an edge between a sidewalk and a roadway consisting of a line of curbstones (usually forming part of a gutter)
curbstone, kerbstone - a paving stone forming part of a curb
edge - a sharp side formed by the intersection of two surfaces of an object; "he rounded the edges of the box"
References in classic literature ?
He went into Main Street and sat on the curbing before Wacker's tobacco store.
I wish no contention of idle words with you, friend," said Heyward, curbing his dissatisfied manner, and speaking in a more gentle voice; "if you will tell me the distance to Fort Edward, and conduct me thither, your labor shall not go without its reward.
They used these things in ancient days for curbing women's tongues.