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Noun: rubber  rú-bu(r)
  1. An elastic material obtained from the latex sap of trees (especially trees of the genera Hevea and Ficus) that can be vulcanized and finished into a variety of products
    - natural rubber, India rubber, gum elastic, caoutchouc
  2. Any of various synthetic elastic materials whose properties resemble natural rubber
    - synthetic rubber
  3. A contest consisting of a series of successive matches between the same sides
    "he won three out of five games to take the rubber"
  4. [Brit] An eraser made of rubber (or of a synthetic material with properties similar to rubber); commonly mounted at one end of a pencil
    - rubber eraser, pencil eraser
  5. [N. Amer, informal] Contraceptive device consisting of a sheath of thin rubber or latex that is worn over the penis during intercourse
    - condom, safety, safe, prophylactic, franger [Austral, informal], French letter [Brit, archaic, informal], protective, johnny [Brit, informal]
  6. [N. Amer] A waterproof overshoe that protects shoes from water or snow
    - arctic [N. Amer], galosh, golosh, gumshoe [N. Amer]
  7. [N. Amer] A tire consisting of a rubber ring around the rim of an automobile wheel
    - car tire [N. Amer], automobile tire [N. Amer], auto tire [N. Amer], rubber tire [N. Amer], car tyre [Brit], rubber tyre [Brit]
  8. A series of an odd number of games or matches of which a majority must be won
Verb: rubber  rú-bu(r)
  1. Coat or impregnate with rubber
    "rubber fabric for rain coats";
    - rubberize, rubberise [Brit]
Adjective: rubber  rú-bu(r)
  1. (banking) returned for lack of funds
    "a rubber check";
    - no-good

Derived forms: rubbers, rubbering, rubbered

See also: bad

Type of: birth control device, coat, competition, contest, contraceptive, contraceptive device, eraser, latex, overshoe, preventative, preventive, prophylactic device, surface, synthetic, synthetic substance, tire [N. Amer], tyre [Brit]

Part of: pencil

Encyclopedia: Rubber, Plastic and Allied Workers Union