masking tape

mask·​ing tape | \ ˈma-skiŋ- How to pronounce masking tape (audio) \

Definition of masking tape

: a tape with adhesive on one side that has a variety of uses (as to cover a surface when painting near it)

Examples of masking tape in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Wind a piece of masking tape around the bit to act as a depth stop. Thomas Klenck, Popular Mechanics, 14 Aug. 2021 Pick up stickers from a discount store or use masking tape and a permanent marker. Samantha S. Thorpe, Better Homes & Gardens, 29 July 2021 At the orphanage Bassett used a makeshift prosthetic made of leather belts and masking tape to get around. Hannah Dylan Pasternak, SELF, 20 July 2021 Use a double layer of 1-in., or wider, masking tape. Popular Mechanics Editors, Popular Mechanics, 1 May 2021 Bright yellow masking tape was arranged in loops on the floor — the central section 33 feet wide, with two sections 16 feet wide on either side — running nearly half the length of the office. New York Times, 24 June 2021 To prevent the plywood from chipping out, apply blue masking tape to the top surface [8]. Ted Kilcommons, Popular Mechanics, 12 June 2021 Use masking tape, Command hooks or tiny nails (if allowed) to hang your items. Laura Daily, Star Tribune, 23 Apr. 2021 Duct tape and masking tape Flashlights: One for each family member, with extra batteries. David Fleshler,, 26 May 2021

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First Known Use of masking tape

1936, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of masking tape was in 1936

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20 Aug 2021

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“Masking tape.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 18 Sep. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of masking tape

: a type of tape that is sticky on one side and that has many different uses (such as to cover an area when you are painting near it)


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