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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While most people are hoping for a simple answer consisting of a stellar eye cream recommendation, the reality is there's no magic under-eye eraser outside of Facetune. Glamour, "We Tried the Best Methods for Getting Rid of Dark Circles Under Your Eyes," 30 Apr. 2019 The pencil eraser-size valves expand and seal the airways, shrinking diseased areas of the lungs so healthier regions can expand and function better. Marie Mccullough,, "Emphysema patients get new option as FDA approves lung valves studied at Temple," 29 June 2018 Or maybe green laundry pods, socks, and some itch eraser. James Lynch, Popular Mechanics, "Is an Outdoor Gear Subscription Worth It?," 15 Feb. 2019 Studies of typewriter erasers from Claes Oldenburg’s notebook in 1970. Brenda Cronin, WSJ, "Making Art Out of a Forgotten Tool," 28 Dec. 2018 So too did new raw materials: West Indian mahogany for furniture; African ivory for piano keys; South American natural rubber for erasers and balls. Jeffrey Collins, WSJ, "‘Power, Pleasure, and Profit’ Review: Self-Mastery Versus Self-Interest," 5 Oct. 2018 The app’s features are pretty simple for now, with a basic toolbar consisting of pencil, pen, marker, chalk, and eraser tools, in addition to a color palette. Dami Lee, The Verge, "Google’s Chrome Canvas is a handy browser app for quick doodles," 20 Dec. 2018 Like the Essential Phone, the Aquos R2 Compact has a small eraser-shaped camera notch at the top of the screen, which is all good. Michael Simon, PCWorld, "If you think the Pixel 3 XL is ugly, take a look at the double-notch Sharp Aquos R2 Compact," 15 Nov. 2018 For a drugstore solution that provides coverage and hydration, makeup artist Andrea Tiller suggests Maybelline's dark circle eraser. Jenna Rennert, Vogue, "The Best Concealers of All Time, According to 10 Celebrity Makeup Artists," 20 Oct. 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

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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