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

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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On the wall, there was a blackboard with chalk and erasers. Shondiin Silversmith, azcentral, "For Navajo Code Talker Peter MacDonald, a 'beautiful blue' uniform led him to enlist at 15," 29 Aug. 2019 The boxes included scissors, folders, pencils, crayons, glue sticks and erasers. Greg Garrison |, al, "World Vision hands off supplies to 14 Birmingham-area schools," 12 Aug. 2019 Besides backpacks, supplies needed include folders, notebooks, pens, pencils, dry erasers, pencil cases, highlighters, glue, crayons and a host of other items., "Aberdeen Police collecting school supplies to give to local children," 19 July 2019 Yet with two weeks to the trade deadline, the Nationals are making everyone who wrote their death certificate bust out the erasers. Jon Tayler,, "The Nationals' Revival Has Been Miraculous. This Is Why We Wrote Them Off in May," 18 July 2019 This Writing Essentials Kit contains two permanent markers, one dry erase marker, three highlighters, six ballpoint pens, one gel pen, two felt pens, three mechanical pencils and two erasers—all for a low price. Seamus Bellamy, USA TODAY, "The very best Prime Day deals for students and teachers," 15 July 2019 For example, bat bites can be smaller than the top of a pencil eraser, the CDC said. Minali Nigam, CNN, "Most rabies infections in the United States come from bats, CDC says," 12 June 2019 Between cleanings, remove scuffs and marks from the rubber trim with an eraser sponge, like GH Seal star Mr. Clean Magic Eraser Extra Durable. Carolyn Forte, Good Housekeeping, "How to Clean White Converse Sneakers, According to the Experts," 20 May 2019 Eligible donations include pencils, pens, erasers, index cards, paper towels, disinfectant wipes, card stock, storage bins, pencil sharpeners, rulers and sticky notes. Colleen Cronin,, "Las Vegas Officials Approve Plan Allowing Parking Tickets to Be Paid by Donating School Supplies," 1 July 2019

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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

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

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