rubber cement

noun

Definition of rubber cement

: an adhesive consisting typically of a dispersion of vulcanized rubber in an organic solvent

Examples of rubber cement in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web To stabilize the chemicals, the Frees experimented with rubber cement, potato starch, varnish, plaster of Paris and egg albumin before settling on gelatin, which appeared to work best. New York Times, 3 May 2021 Let the rubber cement solidify, then dip the egg into a second cup of contrasting dye. Amanda Garrity, Good Housekeeping, 8 Mar. 2021 Let the rubber cement solidify, then dip the egg into a second cup of contrasting dye. Amanda Garrity, Good Housekeeping, 8 Mar. 2021 Let the rubber cement solidify, then dip the egg into a second cup of contrasting dye. Amanda Garrity, Good Housekeeping, 8 Mar. 2021 Use a little rubber cement to hold the pockets in place [2]. Jeremy Bennett, Popular Mechanics, 19 Dec. 2020 Small enough to fit in a glove box, this kit includes a tire rasp and insertion tools, a tube scuff pad, six assorted patches, five 4-inch tire plugs and a small tube of rubber cement. Hannah Drown, cleveland, 1 Dec. 2020 Host a party; get some magazines together, several pairs of scissors, some poster board and rubber cement. Heloise, Washington Post, 23 July 2019 Spider silks all start out the same: a wad of goo, akin to rubber cement or thick honey, as Hayashi describes it. NBC News, 14 Aug. 2019

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First Known Use of rubber cement

1849, in the meaning defined above

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“Rubber cement.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/rubber%20cement. Accessed 23 Sep. 2021.

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rubber cement

noun

English Language Learners Definition of rubber cement

: a thick, stretchy glue that contains rubber

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