suction cup


Definition of suction cup

: 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 Some kits include hot glue to attach the suction cup securely. Jeff Harper,, "How to fix a small dent in a car," 11 Mar. 2021 Just pour some water on both the plunger suction cup and over the dented area. Jeff Harper,, "How to fix a small dent in a car," 11 Mar. 2021 Normally such placement would require something a bit bigger, like a suction cup mount. Geoffrey Morrison, Forbes, "Insta360 Go 2 Review: The Tiniest Action Camera," 9 Mar. 2021 Clamping down the lever behind the sharpening slots activated the suction cup base, and once that was engaged, the 191H didn’t budge on countertops. Adrienne Donica, Popular Mechanics, "The Best Knife Sharpeners for the Kitchen and Beyond," 23 Feb. 2021 But setup is speedy with the Nexs1’s quick-release suction cup that mounts on the windshield and dual-port adapter plugs (included) with an 11.5-foot cable for power. Gregg Ellman, Star Tribune, "A dashcam that's easy to use," 25 Nov. 2020 Down $12 from its usual $29.95, this mount had a large, sticky suction cup that worked super well in testing, a high-quality, sturdy construction and phone-clamping jaws, which kept our mobile device firmly in place while driving. Nicole Briese, USA TODAY, "The 5 best Amazon deals you can get this Tuesday," 1 July 2020 Mounts may connect to your air vent, attach by suction cup to your windshield or sit in a cup holder. Ethan May, The Indianapolis Star, "Holding your phone while driving will be forbidden starting July 1: What you should know," 1 July 2020 Fiora also makes the Ultimate Wireless Car Charger that includes three different mounts — one for your CD slot, a suction cup and a vent clip. Jim Rossman, Dallas News, "Here’s a handy list of gifts and gadgets for Father’s Day," 11 June 2020

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First Known Use of suction cup

1942, in the meaning defined above

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4 Apr 2021

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“Suction cup.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 Apr. 2021.

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More Definitions for suction cup

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English Language Learners Definition of suction cup

: a round, shallow cup made of a flexible material (such as rubber) that you attach to a surface by pressing the cup against the surface until the air between the cup and surface is removed

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Medical Definition of suction cup

: 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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