sticking plaster


Definition of sticking plaster

chiefly British
: an adhesive plaster especially for closing superficial wounds

Examples of sticking plaster in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Moreover, are certain actions – like disposable cups in stadiums, or the use of recycled fibres in kits – simply a sticking plaster over much wider issues across the entire supply chain? Jonquil Hackenberg, Forbes, 9 Sep. 2021 The answers might involve some sticking plasters to make sure no-deal contingency plans work, more public spending to support business, and even more European Central Bank stimulus. Washington Post, 23 Sep. 2019

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First Known Use of sticking plaster

1584, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of sticking plaster was in 1584

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17 Sep 2021

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“Sticking plaster.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 26 Sep. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of sticking plaster

: a piece of material that is put on your skin over a small cut or wound : plaster

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stick·​ing plaster | \ ˈstik-iŋ-ˌ How to pronounce sticking plaster (audio) \

Medical Definition of sticking plaster

: an adhesive plaster especially for closing superficial wounds


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