plastic foam

noun

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Wrap plastic foam egg shapes ($4, Joann) with crepe paper, and secure the ends with glue or a small straight pin. Sarah Martens, Better Homes & Gardens, 7 Nov. 2022 The roof of the Sugar Alley development’s south wing is still smoldering because of the material used to construct it: thick, plastic foam covered with a thin layer of tar, topped with a rubber membrane. Kolbie Peterson, The Salt Lake Tribune, 27 Oct. 2022 The basement cage is strewn with two thin mattresses, crumpled dirty sheets, broken pieces of plastic foam for insulation, and several disposable plastic bowls. Scott Peterson, The Christian Science Monitor, 25 Oct. 2022 Wrap plastic foam balls of various sizes with orange, cream, and black yarn. Sarah Martens, Better Homes & Gardens, 13 Oct. 2022 Safety is further boosted by the energy absorbing EEP (a type of plastic foam) lined shell of the seat which offers side-impact protection. Jamie Spain, Good Housekeeping, 22 Sep. 2022 Wrap plastic foam egg shapes with crepe paper, and attach the ends with glue or a small straight pin. Sarah Martens, Better Homes & Gardens, 28 Aug. 2022 And a growing number of states and cities have introduced bans on single-use plastic bags or plastic foam products. New York Times, 1 July 2022 The Hawaiian version stands apart, mostly for the thickness of the Wagyu meat, a crown of Spam and a plastic foam cup of gravy. Jenn Harriscolumnist, Los Angeles Times, 27 June 2022 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1943, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of plastic foam was in 1943

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Cite this Entry

“Plastic foam.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/plastic%20foam. Accessed 7 Dec. 2022.

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