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friction tape

a cloth or plastic adhesive tape, containing a moisture-resistant substance, used especially to insulate and protect electrical wires and conductors.
Origin of friction tape
1915-20 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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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.
British Dictionary definitions for friction tape

friction tape

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