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Definition of Rubber


  1. One who, or that which, rubs.
  2. An instrument or thing used in rubbing, polishing, or cleaning.
  3. A coarse file, or the rough part of a file.
  4. A whetstone; a rubstone.
  5. An eraser, usually made of caoutchouc.
  6. The cushion of an electrical machine.
  7. One who performs massage, especially in a Turkish bath.
  8. Something that chafes or annoys; hence, something that grates on the feelings; a sarcasm; a rub.
  9. In some games, as whist, the odd game, as the third or the fifth, when there is a tie between the players; as, to play the rubber; also, a contest determined by the winning of two out of three games; as, to play a rubber of whist.
  10. India rubber; caoutchouc.
  11. An overshoe made of India rubber.

Rubber Quotations

Our family room, where we live, is about togetherness and ease. Nothing in my house is too formal. There are no coasters on tables; the kids can eat Popsicles on the couch if they want to. I let them ride these little cycles we got for them when they were 3 that have rubber wheels and no pedals.
Cindy Crawford

We lived near a playground that had four baseball diamonds on it, and when I got to be 11, 12 years old, I was always over at the ballpark practicing or playing or doing something pertaining to baseball. And when I wasn't doing that, I was bouncing a rubber ball off the steps of my front porch at home.
Bobby Doerr

In string theory, all particles are vibrations on a tiny rubber band; physics is the harmonies on the string; chemistry is the melodies we play on vibrating strings; the universe is a symphony of strings, and the 'Mind of God' is cosmic music resonating in 11-dimensional hyperspace.
Michio Kaku

I've always said the rubber duck is a yellow catalyst.
Florentijn Hofman

I know I've got a degree. Why does that mean I have to spend my life with intellectuals? I've got a lifesaving certificate but I don't spend my evenings diving for a rubber brick with my pyjamas on.
Victoria Wood
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Rubber Translations

rubber in Dutch is elastiek, rubberen
rubber in Finnish is kondomi
rubber in German is Radiergummi, Gummi
rubber in Italian is gomma
rubber in Norwegian is gummi
rubber in Portuguese is borracha
rubber in Spanish is condom, goma, caucho, preservativo
rubber in Swedish is gummi
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