foam rubber


Definition of foam rubber

: spongy rubber of fine texture made from latex by foaming (as by whipping) before vulcanization

Examples of foam rubber in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Use a foam rubber paintbrush and apply it only to the weed leaves. Neil Sperry,, "Neil Sperry: Ball moss doesn’t feed on trees, but it can shade them too much," 14 May 2020 Use a foam rubber paintbrush to paint a broadleafed weedkiller (containing 2,4-D) onto the leaf surfaces of the weed. Neil Sperry,, "Neil Sperry: Cure for lanky hibiscus is a big trim, a new pot and some fertilizer," 16 Apr. 2020 That explains the tufts of green foam rubber protruding from portions of the ship., "During a recent visit, IDEO partner and global design director Michael Hendrix and managing directors Nick DuPey and Ari Adler took turns pointing out their favorite features.," 14 Nov. 2019 Brilliant use was made of foam rubber and police tape, among much else. New York Times, "Beat the Heat With These 10 Must-See Art Shows," 19 July 2019 Similarly to other suction units, a nitrile foam rubber ring is embedded on the outside periphery of the chamber. Courtney Linder, Popular Mechanics, "Suction Cups Kinda Suck. This Wall-Climbing Robot Could Make Them Better," 21 Jan. 2020 The first pick of the inaugural draft, Heisman Trophy winner Jay Berwanger of the University of Chicago, opted not to play pro football at all, and instead became a foam rubber salesman. Oliver Staley, Quartz at Work, "How the NFL separates good from great when evaluating talent," 24 Oct. 2019 The people at the Pacific Gas and Electric booth were passing out miniature foam rubber safety cones. Steve Rubenstein,, "San Francisco hands out fake earthquakes to prepare for the real thing," 11 June 2019 The fire started from the trampoline pool, filled with foam rubber, which got lit up as gunpowder. Ivan Nechepurenko, New York Times, "At Least 55 Die as Fire Sweeps Through Siberia Shopping Mall," 25 Mar. 2018

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First Known Use of foam rubber

circa 1939, in the meaning defined above

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“Foam rubber.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 14 Aug. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of foam rubber

: a soft and light rubber material that has many small holes throughout it and is used to make various products

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