What does the word rubber mean?

Usage examples for rubber

  1. " I beg your pardon, sir, but unfortunately in a point like the present, perhaps-" " Well, do you mark the points, and I'll score the rubber," said he. – The Confessions of Harry Lorrequer, Complete by Charles James Lever (1806-1872)
  2. If our habitual carriage were not rubber- tired by irony, we should be an intolerable offence, if not to the rest of the world, at least to ourselves. – Imaginary Interviews by W. D. Howells
  3. When this happens, he must be " court- martialed," that is, stand with his face against a wall or fence and let each player take three shots at him with the rubber ball, the first time with the thrower's eyes closed and then with them open. – Games for the Playground, Home, School and Gymnasium by Jessie H. Bancroft

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