handstamp, rubber stamp(noun)
a stamp (usually made of rubber) for imprinting a mark or design by hand
routine authorization of an action without questions
A piece of rubber or similar material with a design or text carved or molded for the purpose of transferring ink or dye to imprint that design on another object.
A person or organisation who approves, routinely or as a formality, matters decided by some other person or organisation.
Of a person, organisation, or process, making decisions or approving matters routinely or without real power, as rubber stamp politics, a rubber stamp committee.
Origin: From rubber + stamp
Rubber stamping, also called stamping, is a craft in which some type of ink made of dye or pigment is applied to an image or pattern that has been carved, molded, laser engraved or vulcanized, onto a sheet of rubber. The rubber is often mounted onto a more stable object such as a wood, brick or an acrylic block. Increasingly the vulcanized rubber image with an adhesive foam backing is attached to a cling vinyl sheet which allows it to be used with an acrylic handle for support. These cling rubber stamps can be stored in a smaller amount of space and typically cost less than the wood mounted versions. They can also be positioned with a greater amount of accuracy due to the stamper's ability to see through the handle being used. Temporary stamps with simple designs can be carved from a potato. The ink coated rubber stamp is pressed onto any type of medium such that the colored image is transferred to the medium. The medium is generally some type of fabric or paper. Other media used are wood, metal, glass, plastic, rock. High volume batik uses liquid wax instead of ink on a metal stamp. Commercially available rubber stamps fall into three categories: stamps for use in the office, stamps used for decorating objects or those used as children's toys.
The numerical value of rubber stamp in Chaldean Numerology is: 3
The numerical value of rubber stamp in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
It doesn't mean we're giving rubber stamp approval to their other actions.
There's too much at stake for Congress to be a rubber stamp on non-consensus nominees.
It's really the government that will put the policies and they will just rubber stamp it.
But Congress should not give any president a blank check and Congress should not be a rubber stamp, as the branch of government most responsible for the character and contours of our military.
Some people expect the lawmakers to just cut the check and don't ask too many questions, but Congress should not give any president a blank check and Congress should not be a rubber stamp, as the branch of government most responsible for the character and contours of our military.
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