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Definition of "rubbing" [rub•bing]

  • The act of polishing, cleaning, or drying. (noun)
  • A representation of a raised or indented surface made by placing paper over the surface and rubbing the paper gently with a marking agent such as charcoal or chalk. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "rubbing" in a sentence
  • "Paul DeSimone, make a name rubbing from the stainless steel bench that honors her deceased father."
  • "Then it leaves from that department and goes into what you call rubbing and packing."
  • "His sons had different jobs, around in the paint room, I think, I believe that's where, what they called rubbing filler in."