elastic band
rubber band ub"ber band", n. A closed loop of rubber usually having a thin rectangular cross-section; also called {elastic band}; -- it varies in length from the circumference of a finger to several inches, and is usually used to hold several objects together temporarily, by the tension exerted when the band is stretched and fitted around the objects to be held; as, to hold a pack of cards together with a {rubber band}. [PJC]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • elastic band — elastic bands N COUNT An elastic band is a thin circle of very stretchy rubber that you can put around things in order to hold them together. [mainly BRIT] Syn: rubber band (in AM, use rubber band) …   English dictionary

  • elastic band — e*las tic band , n. Same as {rubber band}. [PJC] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • elastic band — ► NOUN ▪ a rubber band …   English terms dictionary

  • elastic band — noun a narrow band of elastic rubber used to hold things (such as papers) together • Syn: ↑rubber band, ↑elastic • Derivationally related forms: ↑elastic (for: ↑elastic) • Hypernyms: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • elastic band — UK / US noun [countable] Word forms elastic band : singular elastic band plural elastic bands British a circle of elastic that you put around several things to hold them together …   English dictionary

  • elastic band — elastic (def. 2) …   Medical dictionary

  • elastic band — /əˌlæstɪk ˈbænd/ (say uh.lastik band) noun 1. Also, Colloquial, lacky band; Chiefly Victoria Colloquial, lacker band; Chiefly WA Colloquial, lacky; Victoria Colloquial, lucker band. → rubber band. 2. a band of elastic, as used in hems, waistbands …   Australian English dictionary

  • elastic band — noun A small, narrow loop of rubber or similar material used to hold items together. Syn: binder, elastic, gum band, lacquer band, rubber band …   Wiktionary

  • elastic band — e.lastic band n BrE a thin circular piece of rubber used for fastening things together = ↑rubber band …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • elastic band — (British) rubber band, malleable ring made out of rubber …   English contemporary dictionary

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