Definition of sticking plaster in US English:

sticking plaster


  • An adhesive bandage, available in a roll or as individual patches.

    • ‘Wearing a huge sticking plaster over her right breast, she upped the stakes again and raised the bar again.’
    • ‘He sowed them on and put a thin piece of a shingle on the inside of his hand to support the fingers and applied sticking plasters to the upper side of his fingers.’
    • ‘Those white things, Bambi, are sticking plasters to cover his earrings.’
    • ‘It is like using a sticking plaster when radical surgery is needed.’
    • ‘He fetched it and passed it to David, who poised the tip above the sticking plaster.’
    • ‘A simple first aid kit with sticking plasters and greasy dressings will help deal with minor injuries, and petroleum jelly is useful for abrasions.’
    • ‘She is met by a nurse as soon as she sets foot through the doors, whisked through treatment in record time, and emerges only minutes later looking as pale and wan as always - but with a small sticking plaster delicately applied to her forehead.’
    • ‘The thin walled tube had kinked under the sticking plaster.’
    • ‘If you had a doctor who kept on dispensing aspirin and sticking plaster to treat an ulcer, you would soon take your business elsewhere.’
    • ‘It's not first aid in the sense of a sticking plaster and a bandage.’
    • ‘Virtually covered all over with drips, monitoring wires, sticking plasters, and taking pills and medicines endlessly, he gives what most actors would be proud to say was the performance of their career.’
    • ‘The bridge of his nose was covered with a sticking plaster and the tip appeared to be scarred, bruised and flaking.’
    • ‘Well, at the time of writing, it is now 36 hours and 21 minutes since I had a cigarette, thanks to a nicotine patch that resembles a sticking plaster designed for a canon ball wound.’
    • ‘Finally the referee handed us some heavy-duty sticking plaster and my opponent wrapped his thumb, then we continued with our match.’
    adhesive dressing, dressing, bandage
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sticking plaster

/ˈstikiNG ˌplastər//ˈstɪkɪŋ ˌplæstər/