Meaning of RUBBER in English
1》 a tough elastic polymeric substance made from the latex of a tropical tree or synthetically.
2》 Brit. a piece of ~ used for erasing pencil marks.
3》 N. Amer. informal a condom.
4》 ( ~s ) N. Amer. ~ boots; galoshes.
~ize or ~ise verb
C16: from rub + -er 1 ; an early use of the substance ~ was to rub out pencil marks.
1》 a contest consisting of a series of matches between the same sides in cricket, tennis, and other games.
2》 Bridge a unit of play in which one side scores bonus points for winning the best of three games.
C16: of unknown origin; early use was as a term in bowls.
Concise Oxford English vocab. Сжатый оксфордский словарь английского языка. 2004