adhesive tape


: tape coated on one side with an adhesive mixture
especially : one used for covering wounds

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Installation is easy with adhesive tape or screws (both included). Adria Greenhauff, Better Homes & Gardens, 3 Oct. 2022 Entry sensors and motion sensors use regular AAA batteries and adhesive tape to stick to doors and walls. Dallas News, 6 Jan. 2022 These are usually mounted with screws, but can sometimes be mounted with adhesive tape. Gabriel Morgan, Better Homes & Gardens, 5 Dec. 2022 After his release, Trudeau transformed himself into an author, growing his business from his base in suburban Chicago and touting products such as pain-relief adhesive tape and a cancer cure involving coral calcium. Jason Meisner, Chicago Tribune, 30 Nov. 2022 Their hands were bound with adhesive tape and their mouths stuffed with socks from a nearby dresser. Chelsea Curtis, The Arizona Republic, 15 Nov. 2022 These items include a set of spatulas, spackle, adhesive tape (including painter’s tape), super glue, and pencils. Kat De Naoum, Better Homes & Gardens, 27 Oct. 2022 The ghostly outlines of adhesive tape are visible along the binder. Tim Carman, Washington Post, 26 Oct. 2022 After cutting the plastic sheet to the size of your window, apply adhesive tape around the window frame and use a hairdryer to seal the film to the tape. Jessica Bennett, Better Homes & Gardens, 31 Aug. 2022 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1887, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of adhesive tape was in 1887

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Cite this Entry

“Adhesive tape.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 Mar. 2023.

Kids Definition

adhesive tape

: tape that is coated on one side with an adhesive and is used especially for medical purposes

Medical Definition

adhesive tape

: tape coated on one side with an adhesive mixture
especially : one used for covering wounds
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