hard rubber


Definition of 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 ball used in the game is a hard rubber one that bounces well and can be thrown from stick to stick and eventually shot into the goal. Chris Hachey, BGR, "Best Lacrosse Balls," 25 Mar. 2021 Made of hard rubber or plastic, soft spikes provide traction on wet or soft turf without damaging the green. Angela Watson, chicagotribune.com, "What to wear on the golf course," 28 Feb. 2021 The door and center armrests in front feel like hard rubber, the small LCD gauges in the dash are unreadable through polarized sunglasses, and the door pockets are tiny. Patrick Bedard, Car and Driver, "Tested: 2007 Compact Car Comparison," 18 Nov. 2020 The customary equipment for the game was a hard rubber ball, and Castilla elastica rubber trees grow in the lowland coastal regions. Kiona N. Smith, Ars Technica, "3,400-year-old Mesoamerican ball court sheds light on origins of the game," 25 Mar. 2020 The body of the speaker is made from aluminum covered with hard rubber, and most of it is covered in mesh. Jim Rossman, Dallas News, "Tribit StormBox passes the test," 16 Jan. 2020 The hard rubber, despite a pebbled surface, gets slick when wet. Tom Verducci, SI.com, "'How Many MVPs Have to Go Down?': Scott Boras Is Fed Up With MLB's Unsafe Bases," 23 Sep. 2019 There are two Boston Red Sox covers and two very rare black, hard rubber communist umbrella covers. BostonGlobe.com, "Day tripping on Peak’s Island in Casco Bay, Maine - The Boston Globe," 25 Sep. 2019 Bases are made of steel stanchions and are covered in hard rubber. Tom Verducci, SI.com, "'How Many MVPs Have to Go Down?': Scott Boras Is Fed Up With MLB's Unsafe Bases," 23 Sep. 2019

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First Known Use of hard rubber

1855, in the meaning defined above

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10 Apr 2021

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“Hard rubber.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hard%20rubber. Accessed 15 May. 2021.

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