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 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, "Emmanuel Macron’s Bittersweet Brexit Victory," 23 Sep. 2019

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First Known Use of sticking plaster

1584, in the meaning defined above

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“Sticking plaster.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 30 Sep. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of sticking plaster

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

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Medical Definition of sticking plaster

: an adhesive plaster especially for closing superficial wounds

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