zip tie

noun

Definition of zip tie

: a plastic strip that can be threaded through its end and tightened so as to fasten something especially : flex-cuff

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zip-tie \ ˈzip-​ˌtī How to pronounce zip-tie (audio) \ verb

Examples of zip tie in a Sentence

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Just after the police just left, some protesters began shouting, then closed in on the man, accused him of being a spy, pulled off his press vest and restrained him with zip ties. Los Angeles Times, "Hong Kong protesters took their organizing principle from Bruce Lee. Now some are having second thoughts," 16 Aug. 2019 When authorities found her body, Lueck's arms had been bound behind her back with rope and a zip tie, and there was a 5-centimeter (2-inch) hole on the left side of her head, the charging document says. Eliott C. Mclaughlin, CNN, "Investigation into University of Utah student's killing yields child porn on suspect's computer, DA says," 13 Aug. 2019 The Capital Area Humane Society is also looking for tips about a kitten who was found with his legs bound with zip ties. Kara Berg, USA TODAY, "Two men charged with drop-kicking and killing cat in social media video," 8 Aug. 2019 The backpack also had a knife, which was not used in the stabbing, along with zip ties, wigs and other disguise materials, police said. Darran Simon And Cheri Mossburg, CNN, "Police will give an update on the fatal stabbing of a retired Cal State Fullerton administrator," 22 Aug. 2019 Adam Rawlins claimed in his lawsuit that he was subjected to verbal and physical hazing for several months in 2016, including one incident where Rawlins was photographed while bound by zip ties and duct tape inside a city shed. oregonlive.com, "What the city of Portland says about 'extreme hazing’ that led to proposed $80,000 settlement," 30 July 2019 Those who could walk on their own were led away with their hands in zip ties. Washington Post, "Hawaii protesters press on to stop telescope, face arrest," 17 July 2019 Her arms had been bound behind her back with a zip tie and a rope. Hannah Fry, latimes.com, "Mackenzie Lueck slaying suspect charged with murder and desecration," 10 July 2019 Lueck's arms had been bound behind her back with rope and a zip tie, and there was a 5-centimeter (2-inch) hole on the left side of her head, the charging document says. Eliott C. Mclaughlin, CNN, "Utah man charged with murder in Mackenzie Lueck's killing," 10 July 2019

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First Known Use of zip tie

1992, in the meaning defined above

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