plastic foam

noun

Definition of plastic foam

Examples of plastic foam in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Commissioned by the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the 2018 piece was hand-carved in cork and plastic foam before being cast in bronze. Peggy Mcglone, Washington Post, "A warrior woman with five faces and an ode to the twin towers: Two monumental acquisitions reopen the Hirshhorn’s sculpture garden," 12 Aug. 2020 Even insulated in cardboard or plastic foam, wines can bake on a cross-country truck ride. Dave Mcintyre, Washington Post, "As mercury rises, here’s how to keep your wine fresh," 2 Aug. 2019 Marsy Flores, the graduate's mother, told the TV station that a Houston-area Walmart gave her a graduation cake made out of plastic foam for her daughter's special day after first failing to prepare a two-tier cake. Joshua Bote, USA TODAY, "Walmart served Texas family graduation cake made of Styrofoam," 8 May 2019 Food vendors would be prohibited from providing plastic utensils and plastic foam plates, cups and other containers beginning Jan. 1, 2021, officials said. USA TODAY, "Feral hog hunting, coral restoration, West Nile research: News from around our 50 states," 11 Dec. 2019 Her new pieces are covered in small, colored plastic foam beads to suggest heathered wool or multicolored sand. Mark Jenkins, Washington Post, "In the galleries: ‘Sea of Change’ exhibition sets the voyage on a different course," 6 Dec. 2019 How Cracking Art mass produces its plastic animal sculptures Each design starts as a sketch, and then a prototype is sculpted out of polystyrene (plastic foam), Kicco says. Kerry Lengel, azcentral, "'Wild Rising' brings plastic penguins and secret messages to Desert Botanical Garden," 14 Oct. 2019 Nellie Flores, who identified herself on Facebook as Marsy Flores' sister, posted a video on the social media platform last Friday of Marsy tearing through the cake to reveal its plastic foam interior. Joshua Bote, USA TODAY, "Walmart served Texas family graduation cake made of Styrofoam," 8 May 2019 Moyer Foam container ban is in effect in Annapolis A ban on plastic foam containers aimed at businesses that sell food has taken effect in the state capital. Washington Post, "Man accused of rape in Montgomery," 4 Sep. 2019

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First Known Use of plastic foam

1943, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of plastic foam was in 1943

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24 Aug 2020

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“Plastic foam.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/plastic%20foam. Accessed 20 Sep. 2020.

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