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adhesive tape

cotton or other fabric coated with an adhesive substance, used for covering minor injuries on the skin, holding a bandage in place, etc.
Origin of adhesive tape
First recorded in 1930-34 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • Besides, we were out of adhesive tape, which is useful for holding on patches.

    Tenting To-night Mary Roberts Rinehart
  • The turnbuckles must now be generously greased, and served round with adhesive tape.

  • Nat finished dressing the cut, smoothed down the ends of the adhesive tape, and stood back.

    The Fortune Hunter Louis Joseph Vance
  • With a practiced hand she wound strips of gauze and adhesive tape about the ankle.

    Behind the Green Door Mildred A. Wirt
  • He opened the kit, hoping that it contained something equivalent to adhesive tape.

    The Highest Treason Randall Garrett
  • Opening the bag, he produced bandages, adhesive tape, a pair of surgical scissors and a large tube of salve.

  • A touch of solder will prevent trouble from oxidation, after the adhesive tape has been wrapped on.

    Electric Gas Lighting Norman H. Schneider
  • The glass of the compass got broken one night, and we contrived to mend it with adhesive tape from the medicine-chest.


    Sir Ernest Shackleton
  • Be careful to insulate the winding well and, to insure mechanical protection, place a layer of adhesive tape outside.

  • In the afternoon they had less trouble, for an Italian family near by showed them how to wrap their fingers with adhesive tape.

    Across the Fruited Plain

    Florence Crannell Means

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