Rubber (disambiguation)

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Natural rubber is a latex material, originally from the Para rubber tree.

Rubber may also refer to:

Science and industry[edit]

  • Synthetic rubber, general term for many types of man-made rubbers
  • Latex, emulsions from various plants. Latex from the rubber tree is the major raw material in the production of natural rubber
  • Elastomer, frequently used interchangeably with 'rubber' to describe elastic polymeric (rubbery) materials, particularly man-made rubbers


Recreation and sports[edit]

  • Rubber, two 100-point games in contract bridge
  • In baseball, the rubber is the thin white slab on the pitcher's mound from which the pitcher throws, or at times, the pitcher's mound in general
  • In cricket, an individual game in a series of matches
  • In tennis, an individual game in a series of matches


  • In American English, a slang term for condom
  • In British and Australian English, an eraser used to remove pencil markings from paper
  • In British English, a slang term for galoshes (rubber boots)


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