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Oxford dictionary definition of the word rubber:
1 [mass noun] a tough elastic polymeric substance made from the latex of a tropical plant or synthetically:
heat and sunlight may cause rubber to deteriorate
a rubber dinghy
a rubber plantation
2British a piece of rubber used for erasing pencil or ink marks:
a pencil with a rubber at the end
3 (rubbers) North American rubber boots; galoshes.
4North American informal a condom.
where (or when)the rubber meets (or hits) the road
US informal the point at which a theory or idea is put to a practical test:
the differences between effective and ineffective teachers show up where the rubber meets the road, in the brains of the students
mid 16th century: from the verb rub + -er1. The original sense was ‘an implement (such as a hard brush) used for rubbing and cleaning’. Because an early use of the elastic substance (previously known as caoutchouc) was to rub out pencil marks, rubber gained the sense ‘eraser’ in the late 18th century The sense was subsequently (mid 19th century) generalized to refer to the substance in any form or use, at first often differentiated as India rubber