rubber band


Definition of rubber band

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

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The design the researchers chose was simple, with only a hinge and a rubber band to provide the jumping force. Avery Thompson, Popular Mechanics, "Scientists Build Underwater Jumping Robot," 23 Nov. 2018 Like a rubber band, whipped egg whites are elastic to a certain point. Samin Nosrat, New York Times, "No Time for a Breakfast Soufflé? Try a ‘Soufflazy’," 22 Feb. 2018 Think of it like a big rubber band, helping propel her towards the bar. Leah Prinzivalli, SELF, "How a Resistance Band Can Help You Reach Your Goal of Doing a Chin-Up," 27 Sep. 2018 After a few rotations through other strange poses, we were directed to grab a giant rubber band and lie in the fetal position on the floor. Crystal Paul, The Seattle Times, "Barre class looks easy? Think again," 28 Nov. 2018 Wackier gadgets include crimp training resistance bands—essentially mini rubber bands that loop around each finger to stretch and strengthen them. Jen Murphy, WSJ, "Forget Your Washboard Abs, the Hottest Workout Is for Your Fingers," 28 Nov. 2018 Add a fermentation weight, cover with a cloth and rubber band, and leave the kimchi for 3–5 days at room temperature, then chill in the fridge 1–2 weeks. Lisa Beebe, Good Housekeeping, "This Woman Travels The Country In A School Bus Teaching People How To Pickle," 12 Dec. 2017 However, instead of just one big ponytail sectioned off into puffs with rubber bands, he's divided his hair into several smaller ones, complete with green, red, and yellow elastics. Sharine Taylor, Allure, "For These Dancehall Artists, Hair Is Just as Important as the Music," 27 Sep. 2018 The energy landscape—the rubber band that holds the neutron and proton together—is a sum of, possibly, an infinite number of terms. Chris Lee, Ars Technica, "Cloud-based quantum computer takes on deuteron and wins," 30 May 2018

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First Known Use of rubber band

1844, in the meaning defined above

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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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