noun zip·per \ˈzi-pər\

: a device that is made of two rows of metal or plastic teeth and another piece that slides over the teeth to make them fit together or come apart and that is used to fasten clothing, open or close bags, etc.

Full Definition of ZIPPER

:  a fastener consisting of two rows of metal or plastic teeth on strips of tape and a sliding piece that closes an opening by drawing the teeth together

Examples of ZIPPER

  1. The zipper was stuck and we couldn't open the suitcase.
  2. Can you help him with his zipper?

Origin of ZIPPER

from Zipper, a trademark
First Known Use: 1926



Definition of ZIPPER

transitive verb
:  5zip

First Known Use of ZIPPER



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