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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  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. 
  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. 
 
  2.  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. 
  --Beaconsfield.  ``A  rubber  of  cribbage.''  --Dickens. 
 
  3.  India  rubber;  caoutchouc. 
 
  4.  An  overshoe  made  of  India  rubber.  [Colloq.] 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  rubber 
  adj  1:  made  of  rubber  and  therefore  water-repellent;  "rubber  boots" 
  [syn:  {rubberized}] 
  2:  (informal)  "a  rubber  check";  "a  no-good  check"  [syn:  {no-good}] 
  n  1:  latex  from  trees  (especially  trees  of  the  genera  Hevea  and 
  Ficus)  [syn:  {India  rubber},  {gum  elastic},  {caoutchouc}] 
  2:  an  eraser  made  of  rubber  (or  of  a  synthetic  material  with 
  properties  similar  to  rubber);  commonly  mounted  at  one  end 
  of  a  pencil  [syn:  {rubber  eraser},  {pencil  eraser}] 
  3:  a  thin  rubber  or  latex  sheath  worn  over  the  penis  during 
  intercourse  as  a  contraceptive  or  prophylactic  device 
  [syn:  {condom},  {safety},  {safe},  {prophylactic}] 
  4:  a  waterproof  overshoe  that  protects  shoes  from  water  or  snow 
  [syn:  {arctic},  {galosh},  {golosh},  {gumshoe}] 
  v  :  coat  or  impregnate  with  rubber,  as  of  fabrics  [syn:  {rubberize}] 




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