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  1. present participle and gerund of tub


tubbing (countable and uncountable, plural tubbings)

  1. The forming of a tub.
  2. Collectively, materials for tubs.
  3. A bath taken in a tub.
  4. 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.
  5. A hazing ritual in which the victim's head is held underwater.
  6. The activity of rowing in crudely-made boats.

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 The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.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, Springfield, Mass.: G. & C. Merriam, 1913, →OCLC.)