Pronunciation: (rub'ing), [key]
1. an act or action of a person or thing that rubs.
2. an impression of an incised or sculptured surface made by laying paper over it and rubbing with heelball, graphite, or a similar substance until the image appears. Cf. brass-rubbing.
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