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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zip-tie \ˈzip-ˌtī \ verb

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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 The zip ties were really painful and our wrists were pressed between our backs. De Elizabeth, Teen Vogue, "I Was Arrested for Protesting the Santa Fe Shooting at Paul Ryan's Office," 21 May 2018 The zip tie had been put around his mouth so tightly, his mouth was all bloody and scabbed. Michelle Gant, Fox News, "Abandoned puppy with mouth tied shut finds new home," 23 Apr. 2018 Her buyer, Dan Choi, a Korean-American expat who started his human hair company, Remy New York in 2017, arrives days later on a motorbike armed with scissors, zip ties, and cash., "Death Threats & $3 Ponytails: What The Fake Hair Trade Is Hiding," 9 June 2018 The police restrained the girls with zip tie handcuffs and took them into custody, where the girls were searched and had their belongings seized. Sarah Emily Baum, Teen Vogue, "Here's What It's Like to Be Arrested for Protesting Paul Ryan," 24 Apr. 2018 Of course there are even simpler ways to make your keys compact, like the stupid simple and basically free zip tie trick. Eric Limer, Popular Mechanics, "How To Make a Clever Leather Key-Holder for Just a Few Bucks," 28 Apr. 2016

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First Known Use of zip tie

1992, in the meaning defined above

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