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 White’s favorite part was the pair of foam rubber chickens affixed to the windshield wipers that danced in unison as the honking spectacle passed by. Doug Maccash,, 16 Nov. 2020 Using a large wall-painting brush or foam rubber brush, apply the paint to the shade, working around it evenly and speedily. Alexa Brazilian, New York Times, 24 Sep. 2020 Use a foam rubber paintbrush and apply it only to the weed leaves. Neil Sperry,, 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,, 16 Apr. 2020 That explains the tufts of green foam rubber protruding from portions of the ship., 14 Nov. 2019 Brilliant use was made of foam rubber and police tape, among much else. New York Times, 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, 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, 24 Oct. 2019

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First Known Use of foam rubber

circa 1939, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of foam rubber was circa 1939

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“Foam rubber.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 Jul. 2021.

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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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