Hard rubber
Rubber Rub"ber, n. 1. One who, or that which, rubs. Specifically: (a) An instrument or thing used in rubbing, polishing, or cleaning. (b) A coarse file, or the rough part of a file. (c) A whetstone; a rubstone. (d) An eraser, usually made of caoutchouc or a synthetic rubber[4]. (e) The cushion of an electrical machine. (f) One who performs massage, especially in a Turkish bath. (g) Something that chafes or annoys; hence, something that grates on the feelings; a sarcasm; a rub. --Thackeray. [1913 Webster]

2. In some games, as bridge or whist, the odd game, as the third or the fifth, which decides the winner 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. --Beaconsfield. ``A rubber of cribbage.'' --Dickens. [1913 Webster]

3. India rubber; caoutchouc; gum elastic; -- also called {natural rubber}. [1913 Webster +PJC]

4. Any substance, whether natural or synthetic, resembling India rubber with respect to its elasticity[1]. [PJC]

5. A low-cut overshoe made of natural or synthetic rubber[4], serving to keep the feet and shoes dry when walking in the rain or on a wet surface; -- usually used in the plural. [1913 Webster]

6. A {condom}. [Slang] [PJC]

{Antimony rubber}, an elastic durable variety of vulcanized caoutchouc of a red color. It contains antimony sulphide as an important constituent.

{Hard rubber}, a kind of vulcanized caoutchouc which nearly resembles horn in texture, rigidity, etc.

{India rubber}, caoutchouc. See {Caoutchouc}.

{Rubber cloth}, cloth covered with caoutchouc for excluding water or moisture.

{Rubber dam} (Dentistry), a shield of thin sheet rubber clasped around a tooth to exclude saliva from the tooth. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • Hard rubber — Hard Hard (h[aum]rd), a. [Compar. {Harder} ( [ e]r); superl. {Hardest}.] [OE. hard, heard, AS. heard; akin to OS. & D. hard, G. hart, OHG. herti, harti, Icel. har[eth]r, Dan. haard, Sw. h[*a]rd, Goth. hardus, Gr. kraty s strong, ka rtos, kra tos …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • hard rubber — n. a firm, inelastic substance made by treating crude rubber with a large amount of sulfur and subjecting it to intense heat; ebonite: used for combs, electrical insulation, etc …   English World dictionary

  • hard rubber — noun a hard nonresilient rubber formed by vulcanizing natural rubber • Syn: ↑vulcanite, ↑ebonite • Hypernyms: ↑rubber, ↑natural rubber, ↑India rubber, ↑gum elastic, ↑caoutchouc * * * …   Useful english dictionary

  • hard rubber — ebonitas statusas T sritis chemija apibrėžtis Natūraliojo kaučiuko vulkanizatas, turintis 30–60% sieros. atitikmenys: angl. ebonite; hard rubber; vulcanite rus. эбонит …   Chemijos terminų aiškinamasis žodynas

  • hard rubber — ebonitas statusas T sritis fizika atitikmenys: angl. ebonite; hard rubber; vulcanite vok. Ebonit, m; Hartgummi, m rus. эбонит, m pranc. ébonite, f; caoutchouc durci, m …   Fizikos terminų žodynas

  • hard rubber — hard′ rub′ber n. chem. rubber vulcanized with a large amount of sulfur, usu. 25–35 percent, to render it stiff and comparatively inflexible …   From formal English to slang

  • hard rubber — rubber vulcanized with a large amount of sulfur, usually 25 35 percent, to render it stiff and comparatively inflexible. [1855 60] * * * …   Universalium

  • hard rubber — noun Date: 1860 a firm rubber or rubber product; especially a normally black horny substance made by vulcanizing natural rubber with high percentages of sulfur …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • hard rubber — /had ˈrʌbə/ (say hahd rubuh) noun rubber vulcanised with a large amount of sulphur, usually 25–35 per cent, to render it stiff and comparatively inflexible …   Australian English dictionary

  • Hard rubber — Вулканизированная резина; Эбонит …   Краткий толковый словарь по полиграфии

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