sticking plaster

an adhesive cloth or other material for covering and closing superficial wounds, holding bandages in place, etc.

1645–55 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
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sticking plaster
Usual US term: adhesive tape a thin cloth with an adhesive substance on one side, used for covering slight or superficial wounds

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Example sentences
Some sticking plaster has now been applied, but the damage has been done.
There are also pieces of sticking plaster for mending the musk in emergencies.
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