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English definition of “rubber”

rubber

noun uk   /ˈrʌb.ər/ us    //

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.Plastics and rubber A2 [C] UK an eraserWriting implements [C] US slang for a condomContraception rubbers [plural] US old-fashioned for overshoesShoes and shoemaking

rubber noun (GAME)

[C] a series of three or five games between two teams, especially in card games or cricket: We played a rubber of bridge.CricketGeneral terms used in ball sportsPlaying cards
(Definition of rubber from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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