ring binder


: a loose-leaf binder in which split rings attached to a back hold the perforated sheets of paper

Examples of ring binder in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Debbie Ellwood, who lives in Central Queensland and works for a small trade business, discovered the arachnid in a ring binder at her place of work on Sept. 18. Kirsty Hatcher, Peoplemag, 7 Oct. 2023 Anna Diop plays Aisha, a former teacher now making do as a child-care provider for the young daughter (Rose Decker) of globe-trotting photojournalist Adam (Morgan Spector) and Amy (Michelle Monaghan), a micromanaging workaholic mom who intimidates Aisha with her three-ring binder full of rules. Michael O'Sullivan, Washington Post, 21 Nov. 2022 Start with a three-ring binder. New York Times, 9 Jan. 2021 For me, it’s always been my ring binder of recipes. Charlotte Mendelson, The New Yorker, 15 June 2021 Stamper tried to salvage a three-ring binder of her materials by leaving it to dry out in the sun on top of a broken trophy case — the shattered glass spraying light across the golden trophies that remained. Phil McCausland, NBC News, 31 Aug. 2022 As their father’s disease progressed, the siblings organized a three-ring binder containing all the doctor numbers and medications for reference. Dallas News, 18 May 2022 His three-ring binder lay open before him, its pages blank. Noelle Crombie, The Oregonian - OregonLive.com, 16 Dec. 2022 Omar had sent a cease and desist letter to the mayor when it was constructed in 2008—he handed me a hefty three-ring binder to show me a copy. Marina Magloire, Harper’s Magazine , 9 Nov. 2022

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Word History

First Known Use

1906, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of ring binder was in 1906

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“Ring binder.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/ring%20binder. Accessed 25 Apr. 2024.

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