rubber band


Definition of rubber band

: a continuous band of rubber used in various ways (as for holding together a sheaf of papers)

Examples of rubber band in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Cover with something porous like a cloth or a paper towel held on with a rubber band. Eric Pallant, CNN, 14 Sep. 2021 Then pull it forward a bit, just enough to slip the rubber band around the bangle. Washington Post, 31 July 2021 Cover the bowl with plastic wrap and secure it with a rubber band. Joseph Truini, Popular Mechanics, 23 July 2021 Momentum in these playoffs has swung wildly, like a rubber band that gets snapped. Dan Woike, Los Angeles Times, 18 June 2021 At Michaels, growth has been intermittent for years, with spikes now and then from new craft trends and crazes like adult coloring books and rubber band bracelet kits. Maria Halkias, Dallas News, 15 June 2021 Using braiding hair, attach to the ponytail and secure with a rubber band. Kimi Robinson, The Arizona Republic, 19 June 2021 With a continuously variable rubber band — er, transmission — running the show, the Versa’s four cylinders make quite a racket. Tribune News Service, cleveland, 12 June 2021 And to remove deposits from faucets and other surfaces, Khiel and McDermott suggest pouring enough vinegar to submerge the faucet head in a plastic sandwich bag and securing it with a rubber band. Washington Post, 10 June 2021

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First Known Use of rubber band

1844, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of rubber band was in 1844

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21 Sep 2021

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“Rubber band.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 Sep. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of rubber band

: a thin, flexible loop that is made of rubber and used to hold things together

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Kids Definition of rubber band

: a continuous band made of rubber for holding things together : elastic

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