Definition of rubbing noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˈrʌbɪŋ//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈrʌbɪŋ//
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a copy of writing or a design on a piece of stone or metal that is made by placing a piece of paper over it and rubbing with chalk, a pencil, etc. She took a rubbing of the plaque. see also brass rubbing
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: rubbing