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 Tournament officials said the child was partially at fault in the July 19 incident and continued his participation in the event after his finger was put in a plaster cast. Scott Gleeson, USA TODAY, 25 July 2022 Hubby is actually making a plaster cast of his pregnant wife’s belly and breasts so that once the baby arrives — soon, really soon — it can be decorated and then adorn a wall in the nursery. Christine Dolen,, 3 Apr. 2022 To craft the prosthetic head that appears in the film, Washington had to do a plaster cast and a 360-degree scan of his head. Angelique Jackson, Variety, 28 Jan. 2022 Ever wonder what a contemporary version of a Roman plaster cast gallery might look like? Lori Waxman,, 8 Sep. 2021 Attached to the plaque, the white plaster cast of a startlingly tiny foot. Crocker Stephenson, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 24 Aug. 2021 There’s Johnson, who cracks his arm out of a plaster cast by flexing his biceps — before yanking a drone from midair. Washington Post, 24 June 2021 On Monday, a 10-foot bronze replica of the Statue of Liberty, made from the original plaster cast, set sail onboard a container ship from a French port, The Associated Press reported. Cailey Rizzo, Travel + Leisure, 9 June 2021 The next steps, once the head is completed, will be to make a rubber mold off it and create a plaster cast from that mold. New York Times, 22 Jan. 2021 See More

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First Known Use of plaster cast

1773, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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4 Aug 2022

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Medical Definition of plaster cast

: a rigid dressing of gauze impregnated with plaster of paris

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