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rubber band

noun
1.
a narrow, circular or oblong band of rubber, used for holding things together, as papers or a box and its lid.
Origin of rubber band
1890-1895
1890-95
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  • The rubber band round the neck allows it to be lifted with ease.

    Tenting To-night Mary Roberts Rinehart
  • He removed the rubber band from the bundle and stood looking them over.

    The Portygee Joseph Crosby Lincoln
  • Turning his back, he started to remove a rubber band from a small stack of yellowed letters.

    Ghost Beyond the Gate Mildred A. Wirt
  • He snapped the rubber band from the roll and extracted from it four bills.

    Spring Street James H. Richardson
  • Smith snapped a rubber band around the letters and shot them into a pigeonhole of his desk.

    The Real Man Francis Lynde
British Dictionary definitions for rubber band

rubber band

noun
1.
a continuous loop of thin rubber, used to hold papers, etc, together Also called elastic band
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