friction tape

noun
a cloth or plastic adhesive tape, containing a moisture-resistant substance, used especially to insulate and protect electrical wires and conductors.

Origin:
1915–20

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friction tape
 
n
(US), (Canadian) Also called (in Britain and certain other countries): insulating tape adhesive tape, impregnated with a moisture-repelling substance, used to insulate exposed electrical conductors

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The wires on the inside of the junction box are taped with rubber tape on the bottom, and with friction tape on the top.
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