rubber cement

noun

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

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Glue the bodies of each pair of cutouts together using crafts glue or rubber cement. Sarah Martens, Better Homes & Gardens, 1 Nov. 2022 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 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1849, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of rubber cement was in 1849

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Cite this Entry

“Rubber cement.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/rubber%20cement. Accessed 8 Dec. 2022.

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