rubber band
noun Date: 1886 a continuous band of rubber used in various ways (as for holding together a sheaf of papers)

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • rubber band — rubber bands N COUNT A rubber band is a thin circle of very elastic rubber. You put it around things such as papers in order to keep them together. Syn: elastic band …   English dictionary

  • rubber band — n a thin circular piece of rubber used for fastening things together British Equivalent: elastic band …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • rubber band — n. a narrow, continuous band of rubber as for holding small objects together …   English World dictionary

  • rubber band — noun count a thin circle of rubber used for holding things together …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • rubber band — ► NOUN ▪ a loop of rubber for holding things together …   English terms dictionary

  • Rubber band — A rubber band (in some regions known as a binder, elastic band, lackey band, elastic blubber , laggy band or gumband ) is a short length of rubber and latex formed in the shape of a loop. Such bands are typically used to hold multiple objects… …   Wikipedia

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

  • rubber band — UK / US noun [countable] Word forms rubber band : singular rubber band plural rubber bands a thin circle of rubber used for holding things together …   English dictionary

  • rubber band — rubber ring, malleable string made out of rubber, rubber strap …   English contemporary dictionary

  • rubber band — noun An elastic band made of rubber. Syn: elastic band, gum band, lacquer band …   Wiktionary

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