sturdy fabric woven in narrow widths for use where a strong connector or redirect is required.

Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary
webbing (noun)
1.
a strong narrow closely woven fabric designed for bearing weight and used especially for straps or upholstery
2.
- trap
webbing (Wikipedia)
2 inch (50 mm) red, blue and black Nylon webbing as used in auto racing harnesses

Webbing is a strong fabric woven as a flat strip or tube of varying width and fibres, often used in place of rope. It is a versatile component used in climbing, slacklining, furniture manufacturing, automobile safety, auto racing, towing, parachuting, military apparel, load securing, and many other fields.

They may be made of hemp, cotton or linen, but also synthetic fibers such as nylon, polypropylene or polyester. Webbing is also made from exceptionally high-strength material, such as Dyneema, and Kevlar. Webbing is both light and strong, with breaking strengths readily available in excess of 10,000 lb (44.4 kN)

There are two basic constructions of webbing. Flat webbing is a solid weave, with seatbelts and most backpack straps being common examples. Tubular webbing consists of a flattened tube, and is commonly used in climbing and industrial applications.

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