masking-tape

masking tape

noun
an easily removed adhesive tape used temporarily for defining margins, protecting surfaces, etc., as when painting, and sometimes also for binding, sealing, or mending.

Origin:
1935–40

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masking tape
 
n
an adhesive tape used to mask and protect surfaces surrounding an area to be painted

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