Simple Definition of zipper
: 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 in a sentence
The zipper was stuck and we couldn't open the suitcase.
Can you help him with his zipper?
Origin and Etymology of zipper
from Zipper, a trademark
First Known Use: 1926
Definition of zipper
First Known Use of zipper
ZIPPER Defined for Kids
Definition of zipper for Students
: a fastener (as for a jacket) consisting of two rows of metal or plastic teeth and a sliding piece that closes an opening by bringing the teeth together
zippered\-pərd\ adjective <zippered pockets>
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