twist tie

noun

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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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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1975, in the meaning defined above

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twist tie

noun

English Language Learners Definition of twist tie

: 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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