suction cup
noun Date: 1942 a cup-shaped device in which a partial vacuum can be produced when applied to a surface

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  • suction cup — noun A device comprised of a flexible material formed into a three dimensional shape with one flat open face which, when pressed against a flat surface will adhere to that surface due to the lower pressure in between the flexible material and the …   Wiktionary

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