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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Cirin is made of a mixture of nylon, carbon fiber, and aluminum, and powered by one 16-foot-long rubber band. Ramy, Popular Mechanics, "This Insane Rubber Band Car is Better Than Anything You've Ever Built," 5 Feb. 2015 The bond that holds the proton and neutron together can also snap, like an overstretched rubber band, causing the nucleus to fly apart. Chris Lee, Ars Technica, "Cloud-based quantum computer takes on deuteron and wins," 30 May 2018 An investigation of Abrahamson’s computer and phone revealed receipts and emails for weather balloons, helium tanks and rubber bands. Tonya Alanez,, "Murder was elaborately staged suicide, police say," 13 July 2018 According to a Facebook post the police department published Thursday morning: hot sauce, syrup, rubber bands, plastic silverware, toilet paper and confetti were among the many objects that were thrown all over the property. Adriana Ramirez, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Delafield homeowner shocked by extensive vandalism at his home: 'This wasn't just a prank'," 28 June 2018 Superintendent of Schools Kenneth DiPietro compared personal development to a rubber band that can either propel a person forward or snap back and injure them. Janice Steinhagen, Courant Community, "Plainfield High School Launches 153 Graduates," 3 July 2018 And no, don’t wrap them in a dish towel secured by a rubber band. Carla Lalli Music, Bon Appetit, "If You’re Gonna Cook on Vacation, Bring These Kitchen Tools with You," 28 June 2018 The first was using super-bands (giant rubber bands) looped around my feet on one end and to the pull-up bar on the other. Casey Johnston, SELF, "Ask a Swole Woman: How Can I Actually Do a Pull-Up?," 6 June 2018 Within ten days of speaking with Harris, the 81-year-old Smith was found dead in a hotel room, with a bag over his head attached with rubber bands and two helium tanks. Jonathan Chait, Daily Intelligencer, "Will Trump Be Meeting With His Counterpart — Or His Handler?," 8 July 2018

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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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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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