Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

  

English definition of “gaffer tape”

gaffer tape

noun [U]    
strong tape (= a long strip of material ) that is sticky on one side , used for holding things in place : The cables should be attached to the floor with gaffer tape so that nobody trips over them.
(Definition of gaffer tape noun from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Focus on the pronunciation of gaffer tape

Word of the Day

tie the knot

to get married

Word of the Day

Blog

Read our blog about how the English language behaves.

Learn More

New Words

Find words and meanings that have just started to be used in English, and let us know what you think of them.

Learn More