Meaning of RUBBER in English

~ 1

■ noun

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.


~iness noun

~ize or ~ise verb

~oid adjective

~y adjective


C16: from rub + -er 1 ; an early use of the substance ~ was to rub out pencil marks.


~ 2

■ noun

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.

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