spiral binding

noun
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:
1940–45

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spiral binding
 
n
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

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Example sentences
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.
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