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  1. present participle of tub


tubbing (plural tubbings)

  1. The forming of a tub.
  2. Collectively, materials for tubs.
  3. A lining of timber or metal around the shaft of a mine, especially a series of cast-iron cylinders bolted together, used to enable those who sink a shaft to penetrate quicksand, water, etc., with safety.
  4. A hazing ritual in which the victim's head is held underwater.

Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
(See the entry for tubbing in
Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.)