plaster cast
noun Date: 1825 1. a sculptor's model in plaster of paris 2. a rigid dressing of gauze impregnated with plaster of paris

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  • plaster cast — plaster casts 1) N COUNT A plaster cast is a cover made of plaster of Paris which is used to protect a broken bone by keeping part of the body stiff. A few years ago I broke my leg and had a plaster cast on up to my hip. 2) N COUNT A plaster cast …   English dictionary

  • Plaster cast — Plaster Plas ter, n. [AS., a plaster (in sense 1), fr. L. emplastrum, Gr. ?, ?, fr. ? to daub on, stuff in; ? in + ? to mold: cf. OF. plastre a plaster (in sense 2), F. pl[^a]tre. Cf. {Plastic}, {Emplaster}, {Piaster}.] [Formerly written also… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • plaster cast — n. 1. a copy or mold of a statue or other object, cast in plaster of Paris 2. Surgery a rigid cast to hold a fractured bone in place and prevent movement, made by wrapping the limb or part with a bandage of gauze soaked in wet plaster of Paris …   English World dictionary

  • plaster cast — n 1.) a cover made from ↑plaster of Paris, put around an arm, leg etc to keep a broken bone in place while it mends = ↑cast 2.) a copy of something that is made of ↑plaster of Paris …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • plaster cast — plaster ,cast noun count 1. ) a hard cover made from PLASTER OF PARIS spread over a net, used for holding a broken bone in position while it gets better 2. ) a copy of a STATUE, made of PLASTER OF PARIS …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • plaster cast — n a rigid dressing of gauze impregnated with plaster of paris …   Medical dictionary

  • Plaster cast — This article is on plaster copies made of sculptures and other objects. For the use of plaster casts in medicine, see Orthopedic cast. A plaster cast is a copy made in plaster of another 3 dimensional form, usually a metal or stone sculpture… …   Wikipedia

  • plaster cast — noun a) A cast made of a stiff material (often plaster of Paris and gauze) in order to immobilize a broken bone for the period of healing. The police got a plaster cast of the suspects footprint. b) A copy of a piece of art or other object cast… …   Wiktionary

  • plaster cast — UK / US noun [countable] Word forms plaster cast : singular plaster cast plural plaster casts 1) a hard cover made from plaster of paris spread over a net, used for holding a broken bone in position while it gets better 2) a copy of a statue,… …   English dictionary

  • plaster cast — noun (C) 1 a cover made from plaster of Paris used to keep a broken bone in place while it mends; cast 2 (2) 2 a copy of a statue made of plaster of Paris …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • plaster cast — noun bandage consisting of a firm covering (often made of plaster of Paris) that immobilizes broken bones while they heal (Freq. 2) • Syn: ↑cast, ↑plaster bandage • Hypernyms: ↑bandage, ↑patch …   Useful english dictionary

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