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Etymology 1

In the sense of an eraser, derived from the verb to rub; in the sense of pliable material, derived from the previous sense of eraser; the other senses derived from the pliable material sense.

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Noun

Singular
rubber

Plural
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  1. Pliable material derived from the sap of the rubber tree; a hydrocarbon polymer of isoprene.
  2. Synthetic materials with the same properties as natural rubber.
  3. (UK, Template loop detected: Template:context 2) An eraser.
  4. (North America) (slang) A condom.
  5. Someone or something which rubs.
  6. (baseball) The rectangular pad on the pitcher's mound from which the pitcher must pitch.
    Jones toes the rubber and then fires to the plate.
  7. (Template loop detected: Template:context 1) Water resistant shoe covers, galoshes, wellingtons.
    Johnny, don't forget your rubbers today.
  8. (slang) Tires, particularly racing tires.
    Jones enters the pits to get new rubber.
  9. a series of games, contests - in Davis cup tennis, cards
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Etymology 2

Origin unknown.

Noun

Singular
rubber

Plural
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rubber ({{{1}}})
  1. (sports) A series of an odd number of games or matches of which a majority must be won (thus precluding a tie).
  2. (sports) A game or match played to break a tie.
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Dutch

Noun

rubber n.

  1. rubber (pliable material derived from the sap of the rubber tree)

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