Definition of zipper
: a fastener consisting of two rows of metal or plastic teeth on strips of tape and a sliding piece that closes an opening by drawing the teeth together
Examples of zipper in a Sentence
The zipper was stuck and we couldn't open the suitcase.
Can you help him with his zipper?
Recent Examples of zipper from the Web
Nancy Carlson, of Inverness, Illinois, got an ordinary-looking bag made of white Beta cloth and polyester with rubberized nylon and a brass zipper.
Carlson got an ordinary-looking bag made of white Beta cloth and polyester with rubberized nylon and a brass zipper.
Signs at the work zone Tuesday did not call for zipper merging.
Squirrel Nut Zippers, 8:30 p.m., Woodward Theater, 1404 Main St., Over-the-Rhine.
To make crust, secure graham crackers in a zipper-lock plastic bag and crush into crumbs with a large, heavy bowl bottom (or a rolling pin).
Well-wishers lounged on his iteration of the Bocca, which has a thick zipper down the middle and is priced at $17,998.
The man had on no shoes or socks, his belt was undone and the zipper on his shorts was open.
Agrusa contended that the advances Cosby made on Constand on two occasions -- touching her thigh one time, and attempting to unbutton her pants and pull down her zipper another -- signaled his romantic interest.
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Origin and Etymology of zipper
from Zipper, a trademark
First Known Use: 1926See Words from the same year
Definition of zipper
First Known Use of zipper
ZIPPER Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of zipper for English Language Learners
: a device that is made of two rows of metal or plastic teeth and another piece that slides over the teeth to make them fit together or come apart and that is used to fasten clothing, open or close bags, etc.
ZIPPER Defined for Kids
Definition of zipper for Students
: a fastener (as for a jacket) consisting of two rows of metal or plastic teeth and a sliding piece that closes an opening by bringing the teeth together
zippered\-pərd\ adjective zippered pockets
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