back rubber


Definition of back rubber

: a device that automatically applies insecticide to cattle as they rub against it

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First Known Use of back rubber

1952, in the meaning defined above

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“Back rubber.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 Nov. 2020.

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