Definition of Curbing

1. Noun. An edge between a sidewalk and a roadway consisting of a line of curbstones (usually forming part of a gutter).

Exact synonyms: Curb, Kerb
Terms within: Curbstone, Kerbstone
Generic synonyms: Edge
Derivative terms: Curb

Definition of Curbing

1. Verb. (present participle of curb) ¹

2. Noun. A row of curbstones; the material used to construct such a curb ¹

3. Noun. The damage caused to a wheel or tire by curbing (running the wheel or tire into or over a curb). ¹

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Definition of Curbing

1. a concrete border along a street [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Curbing

curb bits
curb market
curb number
curb roof
curb roofs
curb service
curb stomp
curb stomped
curb stomping
curb stomps
curb tenotomy
curbing (current term)
curby hock

Literary usage of Curbing

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1. Annual Report by Chicago (Ill.). Board of Education (1894)
"343 93 curbing, Grading and Paving Hirsch Street, Northwest Division High School Lot ... 7 School Lot 184 50 curbing, Grading and Paving W. Congress Street, ..."

2. Irrigation in the United States by Frederick Haynes Newell (1902)
"—Ordinary well curbing and windlass. distance from possible points of pollution, and next by constructing suitable lining or curbing to prevent surface ..."

3. Journal by New York (State). Legislature. Senate, House of representatives, United States, Congress (1921)
"... together with curbing, in the year nineteen hundred and fifteen, and to legali/.e, authorize and direct the payment of a certain certificate of ..."

4. Specifications for Street Roadway Pavements: With Instructions to Inspectors by Samuel Whinery (1913)
"curbing.—New curb stone should be inspected as soon as practicable after it is ... Setting curbing.—In the setting of curbing the points to be looked after ..."

5. Civil Engineering Specifications and Contracts by Richard I. D. Ashbridge (1920)
"curbing Materials. curbing shall be furnished where required by the drawings, ... curbing shall be either 6 or 8 inches wide on top, as specified; ..."

6. The Catholic Encyclopedia: An International Work of Reference on the by Charles George Herbermann (1913)
"... witnessed the long contest of the Church against the violence of the age, before she succeeded in curbing the savage spirit of the feudal warriors, ..."

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