suction cup

noun

: a cup-shaped device in which a partial vacuum can be produced when applied to a surface

Examples of suction cup in a Sentence

The device is held to the wall with two suction cups.
Recent Examples on the Web The right side has a USB-C power port, and the top of the device has a GPS radio, a TV-Out port, and a mounting rail for attaching the suction cup or adhesive mounting brackets. PCMAG, 31 Jan. 2024 Step one is getting past all the phone glue, which involves heating up the screen, pulling the screen away from the body with a suction cup, and cutting the glue around the edge with a soft pick. Ron Amadeo, Ars Technica, 23 Oct. 2023 But the suction cup stretches the cheek, creating a larger surface area for the drug to pass through. Margaret Osborne, Smithsonian Magazine, 29 Sep. 2023 The suction cup attaches to a dashboard pad or windshield and proved secure in our testing. Louryn Strampe, WIRED, 27 Nov. 2023 But there are styles that don’t have suction cups, so one option would be to try a different type. Jeanne Huber, Washington Post, 24 Mar. 2023 There are three ways to mount it into the car: with a suction cup stuck either to the dashboard or directly onto the windshield, or with a different attachment that clicks into the vent. Annie Gabillet, Travel + Leisure, 6 Dec. 2023 Imagine no drilling and no damage to your walls, thanks to the mirror’s powerful suction cup installation system. Poppy Morgan, Rolling Stone, 26 Sep. 2023 This pillow features soft 4D mesh fabric and non-slip suction cups to ensure a relaxing experience. Poppy Morgan, Rolling Stone, 8 Nov. 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1942, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of suction cup was in 1942

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Cite this Entry

“Suction cup.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/suction%20cup. Accessed 26 Feb. 2024.

Kids Definition

suction cup

noun
: a cup of glass or of a flexible material (as rubber) in which a partial vacuum is produced when applied to a surface

Medical Definition

suction cup

noun
: a cup of glass or of a flexible material (as rubber) in which a partial vacuum is produced when applied to a surface and which is used variously (as to bring blood to the surface of the skin)
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