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 \ verb

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Using just a wooden box, floral foam, zip ties, and faux flowers, Christy puts the flower chandelier together in about fifteen minutes. Danielle Tullo, House Beautiful, "This Flower Chandelier Will Be Your New Obsession," 29 Aug. 2018 The intruders used thick, plastic zip ties to bind both victims’ hands behind their backs. Dan Morse, Washington Post, "One casino high roller used a GPS tracker to tail another to his mansion — and robbed the place," 2 Feb. 2018 Harriott had to be restrained with duct tape and zip ties. Michael Gordon, charlotteobserver, "Duct-taped American Airlines passenger bit attendant. She'll plead guilty to assault. | Charlotte Observer," 11 May 2018 Just as in the Bochicchio case, the man had brought zip ties and the same kind of goggles, blacked out to prevent her from seeing. Juan Ortega,, "The Kidnap Kit," 24 Apr. 2018 Four innocent people were bound in zip ties on Thursday by a man who claimed to be a police officer at Jump Creek Falls, outside of Marsing. Ruth Brown, idahostatesman, "Man impersonating cop bound 4 people in zip ties, tried to take woman. Have you seen him? | Idaho Statesman," 27 Apr. 2018 Nikolich uses multiple zip ties or a strong construction adhesive to hang her work (the latter is a sturdier option). Claire Wolters,, "Meet the Philly artist who yarn bombing around the city to attract Taylor Swift's attention," 10 July 2018 The processing center is sectioned off by pieces of cyclone fence attached in some places with bolts and zip ties. Molly Hennessy-fiske,, "Honduran migrant who was separated from family is found dead in Texas jail in an apparent suicide," 10 June 2018 Three months later, state reports said staffers at Anderson in April used zip ties to restrain a 14-year-old girl who was attempting to run away. Cassie Cope And Fred Clasen-kelly, charlotteobserver, "Youth psych center faced abuse allegations. So why did Cardinal keep sending patients?," 8 June 2018

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First Known Use of zip tie

1992, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of zip tie was in 1992

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