zip fastener

zip fastener
noun Date: 1927 chiefly British zipper

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • zip fastener — zip ,fastener noun count BRITISH FORMAL a ZIPPER …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • zip fastener — noun a fastener for locking together two toothed edges by means of a sliding tab • Syn: ↑slide fastener, ↑zip, ↑zipper • Derivationally related forms: ↑zipper (for: ↑zipper), ↑zip ( …   Useful english dictionary

  • zip fastener — noun A fastener used in clothing, bags, etc, made up of two rows of teeth that are made to fit into each other by moving a slider along their length and opened again by moving the slider in the other direction. Syn: slide fastener, zip, zipper …   Wiktionary

  • zip-fastener — /zɪp ˈfasnə/ (say zip fahsnuh) noun → zip1 (def. 1) …   Australian English dictionary

  • zip fastener — Brit. a zipper. [1925 30] * * * …   Universalium

  • zip fastener — zipper …   English contemporary dictionary

  • zip-fastener — ˈ ̷ ̷ˌ ̷ ̷( ̷ ̷) ̷ ̷ noun chiefly Britain : zipper …   Useful english dictionary

  • zip — [zip] n. [echoic] 1. a short, sharp hissing or whizzing sound, as of a passing bullet 2. Informal energy; vigor; vim 3. Chiefly Brit. ZIPPER: also zip fastener 4. Slang nothing; zero [the player was zip for 12 at the line] …   English World dictionary

  • zip — 1. noun /zɪp/ a) The high pitched sound of a small object moving rapidly through air. b) Energy; vigor; vim Syn: whizz, zing, slide fastener, zip fastener, zipper 2. interjection /zɪp/ …   Wiktionary

  • fastener — noun 1. a person who fastens or makes fast he found the door fastened and wondered who the fastener was • Derivationally related forms: ↑fasten • Hypernyms: ↑person, ↑individual, ↑someone, ↑somebody, ↑mor …   Useful english dictionary

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