cold rubber


noun

a synthetic rubber made at a relatively low temperature (about 40°F or 4°C) and having greater strength and durability than that made at the usual temperature (about 120°F or 49°C): used chiefly for retreading tires.

Nearby words

  1. cold moulding,
  2. cold one,
  3. cold pack,
  4. cold patch,
  5. cold pole,
  6. cold shoulder,
  7. cold shower,
  8. cold snap,
  9. cold sore,
  10. cold spot

Origin of cold rubber

First recorded in 1945–50

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British Dictionary definitions for cold rubber

cold rubber

noun

synthetic rubber made at low temperatures (about 5°C). It is stronger than that made at higher temperatures and is used for car tyres
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