Velcro

Velcro

[vel-kroh]
Trademark.
a brand of fastening tape consisting of opposing pieces of fabric, one with a dense arrangement of tiny nylon hooks and the other with a dense nylon pile, that interlock when pressed together, used as a closure on garments, luggage, etc., in place of buttons, zippers, and the like.
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Velcro (ˈvɛlkrəʊ)
 
n
trademark a fastening consisting of two strips of nylon fabric, one having tiny hooked threads and the other a coarse surface, that form a strong bond when pressed together

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Velcro
1960, proprietary name (Britain), from Fr. vel(ours) cro(ché) "hooked velvet."
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