A whetstone; a rubstone.
An eraser, usually made of caoutchouc.
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. "A rubber of cribbage."
3. India rubber; caoutchouc.
4. An overshoe made of India rubber. Antimony rubber, an elastic durable variety of vulcanised caoutchouc of a red colour. It contains antimony sulphide as an important constituent. Hard rubber, a kind of vulcanised 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.
(01 Mar 1998)
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