sticking plaster

(redirected from sticking plasters)
Also found in: Thesaurus, Medical, Encyclopedia.

stick·ing plaster

(stĭk′ĭng) Chiefly British
n.
An adhesive bandage.

sticking plaster

n
(Medicine) a thin cloth with an adhesive substance on one side, used for covering slight or superficial wounds. Usual US term: adhesive tape

stick′ing plas`ter


n.
an adhesive cloth or other material for covering superficial wounds or holding bandages in place.
[1645–55]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.sticking plaster - adhesive tape used in dressing woundssticking plaster - adhesive tape used in dressing wounds
adhesive tape - tape coated with adhesive
court plaster - a plaster composed of isinglass on silk; formerly used to dress superficial wounds
Translations
obliž

sticking plaster

[ˈstɪkɪŋˌplɑːstəʳ] N (Brit) → esparadrapo m, tirita f, curita f (LAm)

sticking plaster

[ˈstɪkɪŋˌplɑːstəʳ] ncerotto adesivo
References in classic literature ?
Yes,' said the other, in a drawling manner, for he was fixing a very small patch of sticking plaster on a very small pimple near the corner of his mouth.
I laid down the razor, turning as I did so half round to look for some sticking plaster.
We believe Holyrood should have control over all welfare to allow us to design a system fit for Scotland's needs - rather than just putting sticking plasters on Tory cuts.
Evans had to call the doctor midway through his incredible 1-6 6-3 7-6 6-3 victory and his delicate injury was treated with some vaseline and sticking plasters.
The pack includes a T-shirt, grenade USB, notebook, shot glasses, playing cards and sticking plasters.
The health experts, we don't know why, continue to use sticking plasters to try to solve the problems that they themselves said would be put right by the introduction of freely available contraception.
What we don't need is a series of sticking plasters that will eventually soak off, exposing gaping wounds in our energy supply.
Charles, who wore sticking plasters on the thumb and forefinger of his right hand, was left with the powder print at the mill in Pakenham, near Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk.
Sticking plasters embedded with diodes could be used to treat skin cancer in combination with light-sensitive drugs.
Alistair Darling's attempt at first aid for businesses is roughly akin to running on to a battlefield with sticking plasters.
The use and impact of dispersal orders; sticking plasters and wake-up calls.
Keep your own medicine cabinet stocked with common remedies for coughs, colds and headaches as well as items such as sticking plasters.

Full browser ?