Definition of court plaster in English:

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court plaster

noun

historical
Sticking plaster made of silk or other cloth with an adhesive such as isinglass.
Example sentences
  • Next day at the council meeting, he sported court plasters on brow and beak.
  • She went with the rest but went with a court plaster across her nose.
  • He had streaks of court plaster on his right cheek and shoulder.

Origin

Late 18th century: so named because it was formerly used by ladies at court for beauty spots.

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Syllabification: court plas·ter

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