hard rubber


: a firm rubber or rubber product
especially : a normally black horny substance made by vulcanizing natural rubber with high percentages of sulfur

Examples of hard rubber in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The men had no weapons on them beside their hard rubber coshes—short bludgeons or batons. Myke Cole and Michael Livingston, Smithsonian Magazine, 5 Feb. 2024 The shoe has heavier tread and a hard rubber sole that grips better than a regular running shoe. Maria L. La Ganga, Idaho Statesman, 31 Jan. 2024 In July 1999, Mr. Glock went to Luxembourg for a meeting with Mr. Ewert and was attacked in a garage by a masked man wielding a hard rubber mallet. Robert D. McFadden, New York Times, 27 Dec. 2023 The use of sting-ball grenades was inherently indiscriminate, the suit says, because the weapons exploded with hard rubber shrapnel firing in every direction. Ellie Silverman, Washington Post, 22 Feb. 2023 The lacing system is smooth and secure, and the hard rubber sole (outfitted with a Roc-Plate) is capable of handling all terrain thanks to multi-directional crampons. John Thompson, Men's Health, 16 Feb. 2023 Made with a hard rubber shell and flexible neoprene collar, this pair stands up against puddles and slush. Meaghan Kenny, Condé Nast Traveler, 8 Feb. 2023 Check the hard rubber outsole; if it’s worn through on the sides or bottom, that’s a problem, Dr. Conenello says. Cindy Kuzma, SELF, 27 Oct. 2021 The corners of the laptop and the screen protrude like little bumpers made of a hard rubber material to help withstand drops. Dallas News, 24 Mar. 2022

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Word History

First Known Use

1855, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of hard rubber was in 1855

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“Hard rubber.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hard%20rubber. Accessed 21 Apr. 2024.

Kids Definition

hard rubber

: a firm rubber or rubber product
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