Meaning of “rubber” in the English Dictionary

"rubber" in British English

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rubbernoun

uk /ˈrʌb.ər/ us /ˈrʌb.ɚ/

rubber noun (SUBSTANCE)

B2 [ U ] an elastic substance (= that stretches) made either from the juice of particular tropical trees or artificially:

Tyres are almost always made of rubber.

A2 [ C ] UK an eraser

[ C ] US slang for a condom

rubbers [ plural ] US

old-fashioned for overshoes

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(Definition of “rubber” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"rubber" in American English

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rubbernoun [ C/U ]

us /ˈrʌb·ər/

an elastic, waterproof substance made either from the juice of a tree that grows in hotter parts of the world or artificially:

[ U ] Tires are made of rubber.

Br A rubber is an eraser.

Rubbers are waterproof shoes made of rubber, which are worn over regular shoes to keep them dry:

[ pl ] Wear your rubbers – it’s raining.

(Definition of “rubber” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)