a cloth or plastic adhesive tape, containing a moisture-resistant substance, used especially to insulate and protect electrical wires and conductors.
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Origin of friction tape
First recorded in 1915–20
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British Dictionary definitions for friction tape
US and Canadian adhesive tape, impregnated with a moisture-repelling substance, used to insulate exposed electrical conductorsAlso called (in Britain and certain other countries): insulating tape
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