foam rubber

noun

Definition of foam rubber 

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

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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 Any other props including swords and axes made from foam, foam rubber, cardboard, plastic, thermoplastic or resin. Kellie Hwang, azcentral, "Phoenix Comic Fest guide: Here's how to navigate the event like a superhero," 16 May 2018 Vladimir Chernov, a deputy governor of the Kemerovo region, said the blaze had started in the children’s entertainment room, where there was a trampoline with foam rubber that caught fire. Ivan Nechepurenko, New York Times, "Trapped in Russian Mall Fire, Children Said Farewell by Phone," 26 Mar. 2018 Vladimir Chernov, a deputy governor of the Kemerovo region, said the fire had started in the children’s entertainment room, where there was a trampoline with foam rubber. Ivan Nechepurenko, BostonGlobe.com, "Exits blocked and alarms disabled in deadly Russia mall fire," 26 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

noun

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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