eraser

noun

eras·​er i-ˈrā-sər How to pronounce eraser (audio)
: 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)

Examples of eraser in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Squeeze this area to open the toolbar, which reveals the eraser along with tips, colors, and more. PCMAG, 25 May 2024 Stressed by the pressure to keep turning out winners and by Mr. Olsen’s overbearing presence, Mr. Bell became quick to anger (he was known to throw erasers at people in meetings) and left his engineers angry and confused. Glenn Rifkin, New York Times, 21 May 2024 The toolbar includes alternate brushes, a color selector, an eraser, and other functions. Eric Zeman, PCMAG, 15 May 2024 One chip is about the size of a pencil eraser and contains 16 tiny electrodes, each thinner than a human hair. Emily Mullin, WIRED, 15 Apr. 2024 See all Example Sentences for eraser 

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Word History

First Known Use

1790, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of eraser was in 1790

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“Eraser.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/eraser. Accessed 15 Jun. 2024.

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eraser

noun
eras·​er i-ˈrā-sər How to pronounce eraser (audio)
: one that erases
especially : a piece of rubber or a felt pad used to erase marks (as from a pencil or chalk)

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