Rubber meaning

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A condom.
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A low overshoe made of rubber.
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The game of rubber bridge.

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, The Red-Headed League.

"Still, I confess that I miss my rubber. It is the first Saturday night for seven-and-twenty years that I have not had my rubber." "I think you will find that you will play for a higher stake to-night than you have ever done yet, and that the play will be more exciting."

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Rubber is a material made from the sap of a tree to create tires, molds and other materials.

An example of rubber is the original material used for car tires.

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The rectangular piece of hard rubber that the pitcher must remain in contact with when making a pitch.
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(countable, UK, Australia, Canada, New Zealand, India, Pakistan) An eraser.
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Something made of rubber, as:
  • An eraser.
  • A tire.
  • A set of tires on a vehicle.
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One that rubs, especially one that gives a massage.
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A series of games of which two out of three or three out of five must be won to terminate the play.
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An odd game played to break a tie.
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A person or thing that rubs, as in polishing, scraping, massaging, etc.
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An elastic substance produced by coagulating and drying the milky sap (latex) of various tropical plants, esp. a tree (Hevea brasiliensis) of the spurge family: now most often produced synthetically or by chemically altering latex to obtain desired characteristics for use in making automobile tires, electrical insulation, molded objects and parts, etc.: in pure form rubber is a white, unsaturated hydrocarbon, having the formula (C5H8)n.
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Something made of this substance.
  • An eraser.
  • A low-cut overshoe of rubber.
  • A condom.
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An oblong rubber slab set in the pitcher's mound: the pitcher's foot must touch the rubber as each pitch is thrown.
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Made of rubber.
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A series of three games, two of which must be won to win the series.
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An elastic material prepared from the milky sap of certain tropical plants, especially the tree Hevea brasiliensis. Rubber is a polymer that is used, after processing, in a great variety of products, including electric insulation and tires. In its pure form, it is white and consists of repeating units of C5 H8 .
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Any of various synthetic materials having properties that are similar to those of this substance.
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(uncountable) Pliable material derived from the sap of the rubber tree; a hydrocarbon polymer of isoprene.
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(uncountable, countable) Synthetic materials with the same properties as natural rubber.
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(countable, North America, slang) A condom.
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(slang, of a draft/check) Not covered by funds on account.
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(countable) Someone or something which rubs.
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(countable, baseball) The rectangular pad on the pitcher's mound from which the pitcher must pitch.

Jones toes the rubber and then fires to the plate.

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(North America, in the plural) Water resistant shoe covers, galoshes, overshoes.

Johnny, don't forget your rubbers today.

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(uncountable, slang) Tires, particularly racing tires.

Jones enters the pits to get new rubber.

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(countable) A series of games or contests, especially a match consisting of the best of a series of three games in bridge or whist.
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(sports) A series of an odd number of games or matches of which a majority must be won (thus precluding a tie).
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(sports) A game or match played to break a tie.
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The definition of a rubber is someone who massages something, or slang for a condom.

An example of a rubber is a massuese.

An example of a rubber is a Trojan brand condom.

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A yellowish, amorphous, elastic material, composed almost entirely of an isoprene polymer, obtained from the milky sap or latex of various tropical plants, especially the rubber tree, and vulcanized, pigmented, finished, and modified into products such as electric insulation, elastic bands and belts, tires, and containers.
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Any of numerous synthetic elastic materials of varying chemical composition with properties similar to those of natural rubber; an elastomer.
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where the rubber meets the road
  • Where the practical reality or crucial test is:.
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Idioms and Phrasal Verbs

where the rubber meets the road

Origin of rubber

  • Origin unknown

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From rub

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • In the sense of an eraser, rub +"Ž -er; in the sense of pliable material, derived from the previous sense of eraser; the other senses derived from the pliable material sense.

    From Wiktionary

  • Origin unknown.

    From Wiktionary