elastic band

elastic band
A small, narrow loop of rubber or similar material used to hold items together.
Syn: binder, elastic, gum band, lacquer band, rubber band

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  • elastic band — elastic bands N COUNT An elastic band is a thin circle of very stretchy rubber that you can put around things in order to hold them together. [mainly BRIT] Syn: rubber band (in AM, use rubber band) …   English dictionary

  • elastic band — e*las tic band , n. Same as {rubber band}. [PJC] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • elastic band — ► NOUN ▪ a rubber band …   English terms dictionary

  • elastic band — noun a narrow band of elastic rubber used to hold things (such as papers) together • Syn: ↑rubber band, ↑elastic • Derivationally related forms: ↑elastic (for: ↑elastic) • Hypernyms: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • elastic band — UK / US noun [countable] Word forms elastic band : singular elastic band plural elastic bands British a circle of elastic that you put around several things to hold them together …   English dictionary

  • elastic band — rubber band ub ber band , n. A closed loop of rubber usually having a thin rectangular cross section; also called {elastic band}; it varies in length from the circumference of a finger to several inches, and is usually used to hold several… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • elastic band — elastic (def. 2) …   Medical dictionary

  • elastic band — /əˌlæstɪk ˈbænd/ (say uh.lastik band) noun 1. Also, Colloquial, lacky band; Chiefly Victoria Colloquial, lacker band; Chiefly WA Colloquial, lacky; Victoria Colloquial, lucker band. → rubber band. 2. a band of elastic, as used in hems, waistbands …  

  • elastic band — e.lastic band n BrE a thin circular piece of rubber used for fastening things together = ↑rubber band …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • elastic band — (British) rubber band, malleable ring made out of rubber …   English contemporary dictionary

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