plaster cast

noun

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.

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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, PEOPLE.com, "Jessica Simpson's Son Ace Broke His Arm — But She 'Cried More Than He Did'," 20 June 2018 The stunning, complete plaster cast of one of the villa's horses is the first of its kind from Pompeii. National Geographic, "Horses Found in Pompeii May Have Been Harnessed to Flee Eruption," 24 May 2018 In fact, the first scientific reconstructions date back to 1895, when German anatomist Wilhem His modeled a bust onto the plaster cast of the skull of Johann Sebastian Bach. Julissa Treviño, Smithsonian, "To Help Identify Migrants Who Died Along Border, Art Class Reconstructs Their Faces," 9 Mar. 2018 Tasset's concept also bears comparisons to the dramatic and anatomically vivid sculptures of Auguste Rodin, and the Pop Art plaster cast sculptures of George Segal. Steven Litt, cleveland.com, "Making an anti-monument: Chicago artist Tony Tasset plans giant hand for FRONT Triennial (photos)," 29 Apr. 2018 In addition to the plaster cast, Kim had digital scans done of her body that were really what served as the basis for the bottle. Sophia Panych, Allure, "Kim Kardashian Tells Allure the Details of Being Molded for KKW Body's Bottle — and Addresses That JPG Controversy," 27 Apr. 2018 The building is now an exhibition space, and houses the 2,000 plaster casts that make up the Royal Cast Collection. Brigit Katz, Smithsonian, "New Statue Immortalizes Mary Thomas, Who Led a Revolt Against Danish Colonial Rule," 5 Apr. 2018 Just weeks after a North Carolina man successfully auctioned off a paper cup once used by Elvis comes news of another unusual celebrity memento up for bids: the plaster cast off actress Farrah Fawcett’s broken wrist. Mark Price, charlotteobserver, "Auction of Farrah Fawcett archive includes one of late star’s strangest mementos | Charlotte Observer," 27 Feb. 2018 Inside, customers are greeted by a display of 200 plaster casts of the Air Jordan 6, a retail area showcasing men’s, women’s and children’s apparel and footwear by Kith and other brands, and (drum roll) a Kith Treats cereal bar. Ingrid Schmidt, The Hollywood Reporter, "Style Notes: Rihanna's Fenty Beauty Birthday Product; U.K. Brand's Mannequins Have Stretch Marks, Wear Hijabs," 21 Feb. 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

noun

English Language Learners Definition of plaster cast

: a copy of something made of plaster of paris

plaster cast

noun

Medical Definition of plaster cast 

: a rigid dressing of gauze impregnated with plaster of paris

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