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 The power tower is built from high-quality, anti-corrosion steel, with high-density foam rubber handles and handrails that prevent slippage and muscle fatigue. Kathleen Willcox, Popular Mechanics, 4 Sep. 2022 Add extra insulation: foam rubber or fiberglass sleeves can be put directly on pipes to help insulate them from the cold. Leada Gore |, al, 20 Jan. 2022 What are your thoughts on using ⅜-inch foam rubber tiles?, 5 Sep. 2021 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 See More

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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 25 Sep. 2022.

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