suction cup

noun
Updated on: 7 Dec 2017

Definition of suction cup

: a cup-shaped device in which a partial vacuum can be produced when applied to a surface

Examples of suction cup in a Sentence

  1. The device is held to the wall with two suction cups.

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First Known Use of suction cup

1942


SUCTION CUP Defined for English Language Learners

suction cup

noun

Definition of suction cup for English Language Learners

  • : a round, shallow cup made of a flexible material (such as rubber) that you attach to a surface by pressing the cup against the surface until the air between the cup and surface is removed


Medical Dictionary

suction cup

noun

medical Definition of suction cup

: a cup of glass or of a flexible material (as rubber) in which a partial vacuum is produced when applied to a surface and which is used variously (as to bring blood to the surface of the skin)

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