plaster cast

noun

1
: a sculptor's model in plaster of paris
2
: a rigid dressing of gauze impregnated with plaster of paris

Examples of plaster cast in a Sentence

She had a plaster cast on her leg. The mask was made from a plaster cast of his face.
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Word History

First Known Use

1773, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of plaster cast was in 1773

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“Plaster cast.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/plaster%20cast. Accessed 17 Apr. 2024.

Kids Definition

plaster cast

noun
: a rigid dressing of gauze filled with plaster of paris

Medical Definition

plaster cast

noun
: a rigid dressing of gauze impregnated with plaster of paris

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