Definition of pitch-plaster in English:

pitch-plaster

noun

Medicine
historical
  • A dressing containing pitch, used as a depilatory. Also: a dressing containing Burgundy pitch, used in the treatment of chest and rheumatic disorders.

Origin

Early 17th century; earliest use found in Philemon Holland (1552–1637), translator. From pitch + plaster.

Pronunciation

pitch-plaster

/ˈpɪtʃplɑːstə//ˈpɪtʃplastə/