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1. a strong fabric of hemp, cotton, jute, etc., woven in strips and used under springs in upholstery or for straps, etc.
2. the skin that unites the digits of a webbed foot
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linen netting used to make filters for fishing gear (such as seines and traps). There are about 180 types of webbing, with mesh from 5 to 160 mm made of cotton or nylon (kapron) threads twisted twice. Unknotted webbing made of two sets of threads twisted in the course of tying is common.

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