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1zipper

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
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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

2zipper

verb

Definition of ZIPPER

transitive verb
:  5zip

First Known Use of ZIPPER

1930
ZIPPER Defined for Kids

zipper

noun zip·per \ˈzi-pər\

Definition of ZIPPER for Kids

:  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
zip·pered \-pərd\ adjective <zippered pockets>

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