Meaning of BINDING in English

BINDING

/ ˈbaɪndɪŋ; NAmE / adjective , noun

■ adjective

binding (on / upon sb) that must be obeyed because it is accepted in law :

a binding promise / agreement / contract

■ noun

1.

[ C , U ] the cover that holds the pages of a book together

2.

[ C , U ] cloth that is fastened to the edge of sth to protect or decorate it

3.

[ C ] a device on a ski that holds the heel and toe of your boot in place and releases the boot automatically if you fall

—picture at skiing

Oxford Advanced Learner's English Dictionary.      Оксфордский английский словарь для изучающик язык на продвинутом уровне.