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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] rubber boots/gloves [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.
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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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