An instrument or thing used in rubbing, polishing, or cleaning.
A coarse file, or the rough part of a file.
A whetstone; a rubstone.
An eraser, usually made of caoutchouc.
The cushion of an electrical machine.
One who performs massage, especially in a Turkish bath.
Something that chafes or annoys; hence, something that grates on the feelings; a sarcasm; a rub.
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.
It was a challenge to be able to create a character without being able to use one's normal set of expressions. All the rubber and makeup attached to your face left you with only a modest range of facial movements. Helena Bonham Carter
Not only was it nearly impossible to hear because of these huge rubber ears we had to wear, but we also had these huge furry hands which were absolutely useless, especially if you had to scratch yourself. Helena Bonham Carter
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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