twist tie


Definition of twist tie

: a tie used for closing or securing something (such as a plastic bag) by twisting the ends together

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Gather up edges of the cheesecloth and tie with kitchen twine or a twist tie. Daniel Neman, Twin Cities, "Homemade cheese? No whey!," 31 July 2019 Fold a twist tie in half and twist the ends to look like branches/arms. Stephanie Shore Fisher, Good Housekeeping, "How to Turn Dollar Store Candles Into the Most Charming Snowmen," 27 Nov. 2018 Put the plastic bag around the showerhead so the holes are immersed in the liquid, and secure the bag to the shaft with a twist tie. Lauren Smith, Good Housekeeping, "How to Clean a Showerhead That's Seen Better Days," 26 Jan. 2018 Then designer and client attached the new, colorful glass drops with twist ties to test for their placement. Sherise Dor, ELLE Decor, "Cucina dell'Artista," 5 July 2012

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First Known Use of twist tie

1975, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of twist tie

US : a small piece of wire that you use to close something (such as a plastic bag) by twisting the ends together

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