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plaster cast

any piece of sculpture reproduced in plaster of Paris.
Origin of plaster cast
First recorded in 1815-25 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • In that way they have made a plaster cast just the shape of the hole.

  • A plaster cast of a hand, however comely the hand may be, is not a work of art.

    The Enjoyment of Art Carleton Noyes
  • She pointed to the fragments of a plaster cast that had been thrown down.

  • Go straight home and I'll come out and put it in a plaster cast.'

    Play the Game! Ruth Comfort Mitchell
  • In the meantime, Bill Arnold had been preparing the material for a plaster cast.

    Ticktock and Jim Keith Robertson
  • It was a plaster cast, taken from the life, of a female foot.

    Gray youth Oliver Onions
  • It is a plaster cast of the martyr Geronimo in the agony of death.

    The Ship Dwellers

    Albert Bigelow Paine
  • The comb-like ridges on the plaster cast have the form of the ice crystals.

    Fossil Ice Crystals Johan August Udden
British Dictionary definitions for plaster cast

plaster cast

(surgery) a cast made of plaster of Paris See cast (sense 40)
a copy or mould of a sculpture or other object cast in plaster of Paris
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plaster cast in Medicine

plaster cast n.
See cast.

The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary
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