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)

Examples of eraser in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The museum as a structure alone is a sight to see with its massive typewriter eraser sculpture from Claes Oldenburg out front. Essence, 14 Dec. 2021 The patient feels a bit of light pressure from the probe’s tip, about the size of a pencil eraser, on a few points of the body. Becky Jacobs, The Salt Lake Tribune, 19 Dec. 2021 There’s the free safety serving as the constant single high that needs to be the eraser for a defense. Stephen Means, cleveland, 6 Dec. 2021 Gently rub the eraser back and forth over the mark. Jessica Bennett, Better Homes & Gardens, 24 Nov. 2021 Use a clean block eraser to buff out small scuffs and marks. Jessica Bennett, Better Homes & Gardens, 2 Dec. 2021 Adjusting the pressure level makes a big difference for both the pen point as well as the eraser. Chris Hachey, BGR, 24 Nov. 2021 Each pencil has a different hardnesses rating, from a stout 4H all the way to a supple 6B. Also included are a sharpener and a delicate eraser. Michael Calore, Wired, 18 Nov. 2021 Proctor was trending towards eraser status, by the way. Nathan Baird, cleveland, 13 Sep. 2021

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First Known Use of eraser

1790, in the meaning defined above

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10 Jan 2022

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“Eraser.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 19 Jan. 2022.

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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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