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 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 While techniques vary, a standard process is to make a plaster cast, design the prosthetic based on photos and video, then build it out with durable thermoplastics and metal. Boone Ashworth, Wired, 21 Dec. 2020 Outdoor activities range from growing plants in a bucket to making a plaster cast of animal tracks. oregonlive, 2 Dec. 2020 In 1975, his left foot had to be replaced using a plaster cast of the original, which cost $337. Sarah Ladd, The Courier-Journal, 4 Nov. 2020 As Angela Giuffrida reports for the Guardian, researchers from Tor Vergata University of Rome used the plaster cast to create a 3-D reconstruction of its owner’s face. Courtney Sexton, Smithsonian Magazine, 12 Aug. 2020 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, 26 Feb. 2020

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First Known Use of plaster cast

1773, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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29 Jun 2021

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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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