pledget

Definition from Wiktionary, the free dictionary
Jump to: navigation, search

English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

English dialect, a small plug.

Noun[edit]

pledget (plural pledgets)

  1. (medicine) A small flat absorbent pad of cotton or wool, used to medicate, drain, or protect a wound or sore.
  2. A string of oakum used in calking.