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friction tape

a cloth or plastic adhesive tape, containing a moisture-resistant substance, used especially to insulate and protect electrical wires and conductors.
Origin of friction tape
First recorded in 1915-20 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • He withdrew one hand and searched the kit for friction tape.

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  • Once it was necessary to use two types of tape on splices—rubber tape with friction tape over it.

  • It was not necessary to insulate this with anything heavier than friction tape, as this was to be only a temporary installation.

British Dictionary definitions for friction tape

friction tape

(US & Canadian) adhesive tape, impregnated with a moisture-repelling substance, used to insulate exposed electrical conductors Also called (in Britain and certain other countries) insulating tape
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