sticking plaster
noun Date: 1655 chiefly British an adhesive plaster especially for closing superficial wounds

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  • Sticking plaster — Sticking Stick ing, a. & n. from {Stick}, v. [1913 Webster] {Sticking piece}, a piece of beef cut from the neck. [Eng.] {Sticking place}, the place where a thing sticks, or remains fast; sticking point. [1913 Webster] But screw your courage to… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • sticking plaster — sticking plasters N VAR Sticking plaster is material that you can stick over a cut or wound in order to protect it. A sticking plaster is a piece of this material. [BRIT] (in AM, use Band Aid) …   English dictionary

  • sticking plaster — n. adhesive material for covering a slight wound, usually a thin cloth gummed on one side …   English World dictionary

  • sticking plaster — noun adhesive tape used in dressing wounds • Syn: ↑plaster, ↑adhesive plaster • Hypernyms: ↑adhesive tape • Hyponyms: ↑court plaster * * * noun, pl ⋯ ters [count] Brit : a piece of …   Useful english dictionary

  • sticking plaster — UK [ˈstɪkɪŋ ˌplɑːstə(r)] / US [ˈstɪkɪŋ ˌplɑstər] noun [countable] Word forms sticking plaster : singular sticking plaster plural sticking plasters British a plaster that you stick on an injured part of your body …   English dictionary

  • sticking plaster — stick·ing plaster stik iŋ . n an adhesive plaster esp. for closing superficial wounds …   Medical dictionary

  • sticking-plaster — stickˈing plaster noun An adhesive plaster for covering wounds • • • Main Entry: ↑stick …   Useful english dictionary

  • sticking plaster — an adhesive cloth or other material for covering and closing superficial wounds, holding bandages in place, etc. [1645 55] * * * …   Universalium

  • sticking plaster — noun An adhesive bandage used in dressing wounds Syn: adhesive bandage, band aid, Elastoplast …   Wiktionary

  • sticking plaster — Kiwi (New Zealand Slang) band aid …   English dialects glossary

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