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rubber band

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
1890-95 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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Examples from the web for rubber band
  • 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.
  • Cover the bowl tightly with plastic, placing a rubber band around the edge of the bowl to hold the plastic wrap in place.
  • He shoots a rubber band at me from across the table.
  • Think of stretching out a rubber band, at a constant rate.
  • The ant then starts walking at a constant speed towards the other end, while at the same time, the rubber band starts stretching.
  • If all else fails, secure your cellphone to your head using a rubber band about as big as your head.
  • Take a rubber band and stretch it between your fingers.
British Dictionary definitions for rubber band

rubber band

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