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cold rubber

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.
Origin of cold rubber
1945-50 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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Examples from the web for cold rubber
  • He dipped the piece of rubber into the ice water, pulled it out, and demonstrated the fact that the cold rubber was stiff.
  • The cold rubber would not function as a gas-tight seal to keep the hot rocket exhaust away from the structure.
British Dictionary definitions for cold rubber

cold rubber

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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