plaster cast


Definition of plaster cast

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.
Recent Examples on the Web Inside was a selection of her work to date, including a plaster cast of her hand and an Ikea mug with her name written on it. Zoë Lescaze, New York Times, "An Artist Whose Muse Is Loneliness," 26 Feb. 2020 This past summer, The Evidence Room, an installation of 65 plaster casts that manifests a physical, sculptural representation of that trial, came to the United States for the first time, and went on view in the nation’s capital. Jackie Mansky, Smithsonian, "Using Art to Talk About the Holocaust in ‘The Evidence Room’," 25 Sep. 2019 Sullivan took plaster casts of patients’ noses, creating a fibreglass mask that tubing could be attached to. Neil Steinberg, Quartz, "One billion people worldwide stop breathing while they sleep," 15 Dec. 2019 In a key study, researchers developed a model from a plaster cast of a macaque vocal tract. Louis-jean Boë, The Conversation, "Examining how primates make vowel sounds pushes timeline for speech evolution back by 27 million years," 11 Dec. 2019 Just as dreamy: Gail Folwell’s life-size plaster casts of human heads, which contain secret and super-tiny bronze human figures inside of them. Ray Mark Rinaldi, The Know, "Explore the depths of your own psyche at Walker Fine Art’s “Layers of Existence”," 23 Nov. 2019 In order to preserve the size and shape of each bone, plaster casts and photos captured the full physical details. Ashley Strickland, CNN, "Preserving the unique history of the La Brea Tar Pits," 11 Oct. 2019 CAT scans sweep away old certainties by peering into Fiorelli’s thick plaster casts and drawing a clearer picture of victims and what happened to them. Chiara Goia, Smithsonian, "The New Treasures of Pompeii," 21 Aug. 2019 Jessica Simpson is known for designing chic bags, but her son is currently rocking a different kind of stylish arm accessory: a plaster cast! Stephanie Petit,, "Jessica Simpson's Son Ace Broke His Arm — But She 'Cried More Than He Did'," 20 June 2018

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First Known Use of plaster cast

1773, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Plaster cast.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 14 Aug. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of plaster cast

: a copy of something made of plaster of paris

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Medical Definition of plaster cast

: a rigid dressing of gauze impregnated with plaster of paris

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