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sticking plaster

noun
1.
an adhesive cloth or other material for covering and closing superficial wounds, holding bandages in place, etc.
Origin
1645-1655
1645-55
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  • 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.
British Dictionary definitions for sticking plaster

sticking plaster

noun
1.
a thin cloth with an adhesive substance on one side, used for covering slight or superficial wounds Usual US term adhesive tape
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