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 Place the vinegar soak around the showerhead, making sure the showerhead holes are fully submerged before securing with a rubber band. Sara Rodrigues, House Beautiful, "How to Clean and Unclog a Showerhead," 14 Sep. 2020 Never use a rubber band or a hair accessory with metal, which can tug and break hair. Katie Berohn, Good Housekeeping, "How To Get Rid of Split Ends Without Cutting Your Hair," 2 Sep. 2020 Crumple: Use your fingers to scrunch the mask into a flat, disk-like shape; use a rubber band around the perimeter to hold it in place. Emma Bazilian, House Beautiful, "How to Make Your Own Tie-Dye Face Masks," 25 Aug. 2020 The design consists of a top and bottom set of slightly different size concentric cylinders—one coated in copper film, the other in Teflon—that interlock and are connected by a rubber band. Ian Randall, Science | AAAS, "Self-powered wildfire detector could help prevent deadly blazes," 24 Aug. 2020 When questioned, Thongsy removed a large sum of cash wrapped in a rubber band from his pocket, charging documents read. Mary Grace Keller,, "Police allegedly find AK-47, drugs, over $90K in cash at Westminster residence, charge 3 men," 4 Aug. 2020 Some are in it for the fashion, while others like to see how different folds or rubber band patterns yield different designs. Elissa Strauss, CNN, "Tie-dye on the rise as a pandemic pastime," 2 Aug. 2020 His mail piled up, was bundled with a rubber band and set on a ledge in the vestibule, and eventually that disappeared, too. Scott Korb, Longreads, "Lloyd’s Mattress," 26 May 2020 And then to any combination of wheels, engine, motor, rubber band, and peroxide rocket. Elana Scherr, Car and Driver, "Elana Scherr: Hi, Let's Voyage Together into Our Automotive Obsession," 13 June 2020

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First Known Use of rubber band

1844, in the meaning defined above

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20 Sep 2020

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“Rubber band.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 Sep. 2020.

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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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