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rubbernoun [C/U]

 us   /ˈrʌb·ər/
an ​elastic, ​waterproofsubstance made either from the ​juice of a ​tree that ​grows in ​hotterparts of the ​world or ​artificially: [U] rubber ​boots/​gloves [U] Tires are made of rubber. Br A rubber is an eraser . Rubbers are ​waterproofshoes made of rubber, which are ​worn over ​regularshoes to ​keep them ​dry: [pl] Wear ​your rubbers – it’s raining.
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uk   /ˈrʌb.ər/  us   //

rubber noun (SUBSTANCE)

B2 [U] an elasticsubstance (= that ​stretches) made either from the ​juice of ​particulartropicaltrees 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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rubber noun (GAME)

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