sticking plaster

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noun

an adhesive cloth or other material for covering and closing superficial wounds, holding bandages in place, etc.

Origin of sticking plaster

First recorded in 1645–55
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Examples from the Web for sticking plaster

Historical Examples of sticking plaster

  • It's the lint, the sticking-plaster and the bandages, and the turn-an'-twist.'

    Jack Hinton

    Charles James Lever

  • The hands of the other were covered with sticking-plaster and bandaged.

  • I raised my hand to my head, and sure enough there was some sticking-plaster there.

    Mass' George

    George Manville Fenn

  • "Give me the sticking-plaster, Dick," said his mother, when Tiny had somewhat revived.

    A Sailor's Lass

    Emma Leslie

  • He touched the scars upon his head and brow, and the sticking-plaster left on.

    Patience Wins

    George Manville Fenn


British Dictionary definitions for sticking plaster

sticking plaster

noun

a thin cloth with an adhesive substance on one side, used for covering slight or superficial woundsUsual US term: adhesive tape
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