pledget

pledget

[plej-it]
noun
a small, flat mass of lint, absorbent cotton, or the like, for use on a wound, sore, etc.

Origin:
1530–40; origin uncertain

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pledget (ˈplɛdʒɪt)
 
n
a small flattened pad of wool, cotton, etc, esp for use as a pressure bandage to be applied to wounds or sores
 
[C16: of unknown origin]

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pledget pled·get (plěj'ĭt)
n.
A small, flat absorbent pad used to medicate, drain, or protect a wound or sore.

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