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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

rub′ber stamp′(n.)

  1. a device with a rubber printing surface that is coated with ink by pressing it on an ink-saturated pad, used for imprinting names, standard messages, etc.

  2. a person, government agency, etc., that gives approval automatically or routinely.

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  3. such approval.

    Category: Common Vocabulary

Origin of rubber stamp:

1885–90

rub′ber-stamp′(v.t.)

Princeton's WordNet

  1. handstamp, rubber stamp(noun)

    a stamp (usually made of rubber) for imprinting a mark or design by hand

  2. rubber stamp(noun)

    routine authorization of an action without questions

Wiktionary

  1. rubber stamp(Noun)

    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.

  2. rubber stamp(Noun)

    A person or organisation who approves, routinely or as a formality, matters decided by some other person or organisation.

  3. rubber stamp(Adjective)

    Of a person, organisation, or process, making decisions or approving matters routinely or without real power, as rubber stamp politics, a rubber stamp committee.

  4. Origin: From rubber + stamp

Freebase

  1. 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.


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Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

rubber stamp

an instrument with rubber figures, letters etc which is used to stamp a name, date etc on books or papers.

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