Definition of welding:
fastening (part of speech: verb)
The inconvenience and suffering which the strike caused in cities far distant from the scene of actual conflict indicated that the transportation system was already so essential a factor in welding the country together that any interruption to its operation had become intolerable.- "The United States Since The Civil War", Charles Ramsdell Lingley.
For those reasons I wanted to join the arguments, the orations really, flooding the circles of green- painted iron chairs on the Havana plazas; and, solitary, I passed envying the ingenuous welding dissent.- "San Cristóbal de la Habana", Joseph Hergesheimer.
- "In the Heart of a Fool", William Allen White.