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gaffer tape

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Definition of gaffer tape in English:


[mass noun]
Strong cloth-backed waterproof adhesive tape.
Example sentences
  • But a damning national newspaper headline and a spot of tape - gaffer tape, naturally - was all he needed in the dressing room to gear the Clarets up for the cup.
  • Mr King said: ‘She turned up on her first day wearing these waterproofs she had made herself that were held together with gaffer tape.’
  • He once heard gaffer tape pulled behind him in a TV studio before doing an interview, and went cold.

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