Also called India rubber, natural rubber, gum elastic, caoutchouc. a highly elastic solid substance, light cream or dark amber in color, polymerized by the drying and coagulation of the latex or milky juice of rubber trees and plants, especially Hevea and Ficus species.
a material made by chemically treating and toughening this substance, valued for its elasticity, nonconduction of electricity, shock absorption, and resistance to moisture, used in the manufacture of erasers, electrical insulation, elastic bands, crepe soles, toys, water hoses, tires, and many other products.
any of various similar substances and materials made synthetically.
Compare synthetic rubber.
an eraser of this material, for erasing pencil marks, ink marks, etc.
Informal. a rubber tire or a set of rubber tires.
a low overshoe of this material.
an instrument or tool used for rubbing, polishing, scraping, etc.
a person who rubs something, as to smooth or polish it.
cutter (def 8).
British. a dishcloth.
a person who gives massages; masseur or masseuse.
Horse Racing. swipe (def 7).
Baseball. an oblong piece of white rubber or other material embedded in the mound at the point from which the pitcher delivers the ball.
a coarse file.
Slang. a condom.
verb (used without object)
Informal. to rubberneck.
made of, containing, or coated with rubber:
a rubber bath mat.
pertaining to or producing rubber:
a rubber plantation.
Also called India rubber, gum elastic, caoutchouc. a cream to dark brown elastic material obtained by coagulating and drying the latex from certain plants, esp the tree Hevea brasiliensis
any of a large variety of elastomers produced by improving the properties of natural rubber or by synthetic means
(mainly Brit) a piece of rubber or felt used for erasing something written, typed, etc; eraser
a coarse file
a cloth, pad, etc, used for polishing or buffing
a person who rubs something in order to smooth, polish, or massage
(often pl) (mainly US & Canadian) a rubberized waterproof article, such as a mackintosh or overshoe
(slang) a male contraceptive; condom
(modifier) made of or producing rubber: a rubber ball, a rubber factory
a match of three games
the deal that wins such a match
a series of matches or games in any of various sports
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 C5H8.
Any of various synthetic materials having properties that are similar to those of this substance.
verb (used with object), rubberized, rubberizing. 1. to coat or impregnate with rubber or some preparation of it. verb 1. (transitive) to coat or impregnate with rubber
- Rubber jaw
noun 1. (vet science) a condition in which the mandible becomes demineralized and excessively mobile in animals with advanced renal disease
noun 1. the milky sap of any of several trees of the genus Hevea, especially H. brasiliensis, from which natural rubber is derived.
[ruhb-er man] /ˈrʌb ər ˌmæn/ noun 1. Ehlers-Danlos syndrome.