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spiral binding

a binding, as for a notebook or booklet, in which the pages are fastened together by a spiral of wire or plastic that coils through a series of holes punched along one side of each page and the front and back covers.
Origin of spiral binding
1940-45 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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Examples from the web for spiral binding
  • Her face pressed into her grade book, so when she picked up her head there was a groove on her cheek from the spiral binding.
  • He clasped a large sketch pad with a spiral binding.
  • Usually, people use a staple in the upper left corner or a spiral binding.
  • Commonly referred to in centralized printing as spiral binding.
  • Crimp the edges of spiral binding wire to secure the spiral in place.
  • Textbook allows choice between hardcover binding and hardcover spiral binding.
  • Please do not use plastic-wire spiral binding, which makes it difficult to take apart and file.
  • Do not include binders, spiral binding, or color printing.
  • The application should not be in a binder or spiral binding.
British Dictionary definitions for spiral binding

spiral binding

(bookbinding) a method of securing the pages of a publication by passing a coil of wire through small holes punched at the back edge of the covers and individual pages
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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