rubber 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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  • 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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