zip tie


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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Other Words from zip tie

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

Examples of zip tie in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Lueck’s body — charred and with her arms bound behind her back with a zip tie and rope — was found by police in Logan Canyon on July 3, beneath some trees just off the main road. Paighten Harkins, The Salt Lake Tribune, "Ayoola Ajayi pleads guilty to murdering Utah student Mackenzie Lueck," 7 Oct. 2020 The dog’s back leg was tied to a tree and a zip tie clamped his muzzle shut, preventing the dog from being able to bark or eat, said Suzanne Donovan, a spokeswoman with St. Paul’s Department of Safety and Inspections. Tim Harlow, Star Tribune, "Fundraiser for dog abused, left for dead in St. Paul brings in $17,000," 5 Aug. 2020 At the scene, officers learned that a male suspect with a gun had used a zip tie to bind the hands of a female employee. cleveland, "Without being stopped, drunk driver pulls car over, surrenders with hands up: Solon police blotter," 25 June 2020 Lockridge says that several Ohio colleges also offer College Boxes through U-Haul, which are supply kits that include five double-walled boxes, packing tape, a permanent marker, 10 label pouches and zip ties. Briana Rice,, "U-Haul offering free 30-day storage for college students displaced amid new coronavirus concerns," 12 Mar. 2020 Inside the victim's residence, investigators found a fake CIA identification card with Chapman's name and photograph, the victim's cellphone, multiple zip ties and a roll of duct tape. Faith Karimi, CNN, "Man charged after he allegedly killed woman, moved into her house and posed as her on social media," 29 Feb. 2020 The homeowner told investigators multiple men forced entry into the home through the basement and front door and then used zip ties to detain everyone in the home. Carol Robinson |, al, "$20,000 in jewelry stolen, residents bound with zip ties during Trussville home invasion," 13 Apr. 2020 The staff all wear masks and gloves, and the pick-up and delivery bags have been redesigned for the crisis, closed with plastic zip ties and reusable by customers. Amy Scattergood, Los Angeles Times, "Surviving the Shutdown: Takeout dumplings and that infrared thermometer at Sichuan Impression," 8 Apr. 2020 Items in the garbage bags included clothing belonging to Jennifer Dulos and plastic zip ties that later tested positive for her DNA. Washington Post, "Estranged husband accused of killing Jennifer Dulos dies," 31 Jan. 2020

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First Known Use of zip tie

1992, in the meaning defined above

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19 Oct 2020

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“Zip tie.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 19 Oct. 2020.

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