Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English


English definition of “plaster cast”

plaster cast

noun [C]    
(also cast) a covering made of plaster of Paris that is put around part of someone's body , forming a hard case to protect them while a broken bone repairs itselfMedical dressings, supports and devices a copy of a statue or similar object , made of plaster of Paris Sculpture
(Definition of plaster cast noun from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Focus on the pronunciation of plaster cast

Translations of “plaster cast”

Word of the Day


a good knowledge of something, or the fact that you know it so well

Word of the Day


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