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slide fastener

zipper (def 2).
Origin of slide fastener
1935-40 Unabridged
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Examples from the web for slide fastener
  • The cover shall close at one end with a slide fastener.
  • The slide fastener shall be non-separating, single action, with a stop on each end.
  • The cover shall be arranged in an overlapping fold on either side of the slide fastener so as to hide the fastener track.
  • The bag shall be closed by a non-corrosive slide fastener.
British Dictionary definitions for slide fastener

slide fastener

(mainly US & Canadian) another name for zip (sense 1)
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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