eras·er | \i-ˈrā-sər \

Definition of eraser 

: one that erases especially : a device (such as a piece of rubber or a felt pad) used to erase marks (as of ink or chalk)

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His vision started blacking in from all sides like it was being rubbed out with an eraser. Jacqueline Detwiler, Popular Mechanics, "This Pro Skydiver Was Invincible—Until his Heart Stopped Beating Regularly," 22 June 2018 Using a whiteboard eraser as a prop for a busted cellphone, Coleman volunteers two students for a mock confrontation. Benjamin Oreskes,, "Many people work hard to avoid the homeless. These volunteers embrace them," 7 June 2018 To safely fix any snafus, use a gentle tan eraser like Tan-Luxe's Glyco Water or a body exfoliant and remover mitt, like St. Tropez's. Zoë Weiner, Teen Vogue, "Ashley Graham Uses Windex to Fix Spray Tan," 30 May 2018 Responding officers found a small container with a pink eraser and geo-caching sign-in sheet inside the base. Andy Attina /,, "Woman takes back her vehicle from repo driver: Highland Heights Police Blotter," 4 Apr. 2018 Both Brosseau and Roberts have two favorite products — microfiber cloths and magic erasers. Debbie Carlson,, "5 pro tips for speeding up spring cleaning," 20 Mar. 2018 Initially developed by another company, the pencil eraser-size device was rejected by the FDA in 2008 after an advisory panel concluded the benefits didn’t outweigh the risks. Marie Mccullough,, "Temple-led study of lung-shrinking valves offers new hope for advanced emphysema," 22 May 2018 Kids listened to transistor radios, talked among themselves, even threw erasers at his back. USA TODAY, "Priest accused in 124 Guam sex abuse cases ages quietly, alone," 5 May 2018 Goalkeeper Mike Randazzo also proved the great eraser when Bishop Moore’s defense struggled., "Bishop Moore blasts Winter Park in boys lacrosse playoffs," 2 May 2018

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First Known Use of eraser

1790, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of eraser was in 1790

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English Language Learners Definition of eraser

: a small piece of rubber or other material that is used to erase something you have written or drawn

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