rubber band

a narrow, circular or oblong band of rubber, used for holding things together, as papers or a box and its lid.

1890–95 Unabridged
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rubber band
Also called: elastic band a continuous loop of thin rubber, used to hold papers, etc, together

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Example sentences
For tender-stemmed blooms such as tulips and hyacinths, skip the rubber band
  and secure with floral tape only.
Stretch the rubber band over both the waxed paper and the plastic wrap.
Gather the paper around the balloon and secure it with a rubber band.
If you pop a rubber band around them, they'll hold their form fairly well.
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