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Pledget

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pledget

1. A small plug.

2. A string of oakum used in calking.

3. (Science: medicine) A compress, or small flat tent of lint, laid over a wound, ulcer, or the like, to exclude air, retain dressings, or absorb the matter discharged.

Origin: Prov. E, a small plug.