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masking tape

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noun
  1. an easily removed adhesive tape used temporarily for defining margins, protecting surfaces, etc., as when painting, and sometimes also for binding, sealing, or mending.
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Origin of masking tape

First recorded in 1935–40
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British Dictionary definitions for masking tape

masking tape

noun
  1. an adhesive tape used to mask and protect surfaces surrounding an area to be painted
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