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English definition of “sticking plaster”

sticking plaster

noun [C or U] uk   UK (US trademark Band-Aid) us  
a piece of material that you can put over a small cut in the skin in order to protect it and keep it clean: Timmy had sticking plasters on both knees.
(Definition of sticking plaster noun from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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