twist tie


Definition of twist tie

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

Examples of twist tie in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Tightly close the bag just above the coins with a twist tie, then cut the top of the bag in strips to create tassels. National Geographic, "The Summer Olympics are delayed. So let the games begin … at home.," 23 July 2020 This twist ties up multiple strings from Dead to Me. Ariana Romero,, "Who Died In The Dead To Me Season 2 Finale?," 12 May 2020 Volunteers slung bales of hay onto a table, where they were swiftly stuffed inside blue plastic bags, twirled and shut with twist ties before being dragged off to waiting pallets. Mark Thiessen, Anchorage Daily News, "‘Straw drop’ volunteer event is a signal the Iditarod is near," 14 Feb. 2020 This nautical bauble looks store-bought, but it's easily assembled at home with just two twist ties and some cotton rope. Rebecca Deczynski, Good Housekeeping, "5 Pet Toys You Can Make Yourself," 14 Aug. 2014 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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“Twist tie.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 20 Oct. 2020.

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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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