Simple Definition of rubbing
: an image of a surface that is made by placing paper over it and rubbing the paper with a pencil, crayon, etc.
Full Definition of rubbing
: an image of a raised, incised, or textured surface obtained by placing paper over it and rubbing the paper with a colored substance
Examples of rubbing in a sentence
He made a rubbing of the old tombstone.
First Known Use of rubbing
Seen and Heard
What made you want to look up rubbing? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).