rubber cement


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 Host a party; get some magazines together, several pairs of scissors, some poster board and rubber cement. Heloise, Washington Post, "Hints From Heloise: Putting dreams into action," 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, "Spider silk 'library' could hold secrets for new materials," 14 Aug. 2019 These were paste-overs, adhered with rubber cement. Angela Hill, The Mercury News, "John Law, iconic Bay Area prankster, now has his own ‘art’ show," 5 July 2019 Let the rubber cement solidify, then dip the egg into a second cup of contrasting dye. Stephanie Shore Fisher, Good Housekeeping, "How to Dye Easter Eggs with Food Coloring and Rubber Cement," 11 Mar. 2019 Use a little rubber cement to hold the pockets in place [Fig. Jeremy Bennett, Popular Mechanics, "How To Make a Leather Wallet," 20 Aug. 2018 Strathmore sketch pad, colored pencils, Pentel Tradio Pulaman Disposable Fountain Pen, rubber cement. Jane Larkworthy, The Cut, "Daniel Kaner of Oribe Wants to Bottle Kindness and Compassion," 2 May 2018 The fire grew quickly, and firefighters realized that heat was building up in the basement, with the blaze being possibly driven by a pallet of rubber cement. John Kelly, Washington Post, "In 1953, 44 firefighters were injured when a store on H Street NE exploded," 3 Feb. 2018 Over several months, the four prisoners secreted rubber cement (many varieties of which include vulcanizing agents) from Alcatraz’s cobbling and glove-making shops, then spread it on the seams of the raincoats to join them into a raft. Jacqueline Detwiler, Popular Mechanics, "How the only successful Alcatraz prison break in history was torn from the pages of Popular Mechanics.," 18 Jan. 2018

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First Known Use of rubber cement

1849, in the meaning defined above

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“Rubber cement.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 Sep. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of rubber cement

: a thick, stretchy glue that contains rubber

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