rubber band


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

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web In a video about cutting that suggested instead snapping yourself with a rubber band and dousing your wrist with red paint to mimic blood, for example, commenters were thankful for the suggestion. Beth Teitell,, 15 Nov. 2022 An Apple Watch SE with a rubber band is $250, and an Apple Watch SE with a fabric band is $250. Ron Amadeo, Ars Technica, 12 Oct. 2022 Pour some white vinegar into a plastic bag, and secure it to your showerhead with a twist-tie or rubber band. Caitlin Sole, Better Homes & Gardens, 26 Aug. 2022 For a second, my stiff aluminum bike has become a rubber band. Rennie Scaysbrook, Robb Report, 26 July 2022 Cover the jar of seed-pulp mixture with a paper towel or coffee filter secured with a rubber band. Megan Hughes, Better Homes & Gardens, 1 Sep. 2022 For this pretty table display, wrap a rubber band around a votive holder and tuck in a bright marguerite bloom, then place it in a small dish with water. Sarah Martens, Better Homes & Gardens, 28 Aug. 2022 Khae suggests wrapping an invisible rubber band around your grace. Taiia Smart Young,, 28 July 2022 Do these 15 times on each side for two or three sets, and up the ante by slipping a rubber band around your knees to add resistance. Outside Online, 20 Dec. 2016 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1844, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of rubber band was in 1844

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“Rubber band.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 5 Dec. 2022.

Kids Definition

rubber band


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

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