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rubbing British & World English

The action of rubbing something

rubbing in rub British & World English

Apply firm pressure to the surface of (something), using a repeated back and forth motion

brass rubbing British & World English

The action of rubbing heelball or chalk over paper laid on an engraved brass to reproduce its design

rubbing strip British & World English

A raised strip fitted to a vehicle to protect the bodywork

rubbing alcohol British & World English

Denatured alcohol, typically perfumed, used as an antiseptic or in massage

rubbing strake British & World English

A protective strip running along a boat’s side below the gunwale to prevent damage when coming alongside something