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 Simply cut out the paper as needed, fold it accordion-style, and secure the center with a twist tie. Emily Vanschmus, Better Homes & Gardens, 13 Nov. 2023 In one image from a year into the experiment, a green twist tie peeks from behind an eco-thrift tag for a $0.25 miscellaneous item; from another view of the melange, a pop of primary color from a balloon fragment or wrapper. WIRED, 5 Aug. 2023 Hold the fabric in place with a twist tie, then boil in water with 1/4 cup white vinegar for 20 minutes. Charlyne Mattox, Country Living, 28 Mar. 2023 Unable to afford fancy communications nodes to drop from the robots, the team repurposed Raspberry Pi computers — credit-card-size devices for beginners to learn programming — and devised a deployment mechanism that involved a paper clip, a twist tie and shotgun pellets. David Montgomery, Washington Post, 10 Nov. 2021 Or, get crafty and use a ribbon, twist tie, or a large paperclip to create a makeshift racerback shape. Hannah Oh, Seventeen, 14 Feb. 2023 Slide a length of wire or twist tie through the hook on the clip and around the lights. Joseph Truini, Popular Mechanics, 14 Oct. 2022 Both of these figures are visible on the twist tie on the bag. Yoni Heisler, BGR, 16 Sep. 2021 Wearing rubber gloves, wrap an egg with a coffee filter and use a twist tie to secure the filter. Amanda Garrity, Good Housekeeping, 11 Mar. 2021

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Word History

First Known Use

1975, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of twist tie was in 1975

Cite this Entry

“Twist tie.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 30 May. 2024.

Kids Definition

twist tie

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