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.

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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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