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rubber band

a narrow, circular or oblong band of rubber, used for holding things together, as papers or a box and its lid.
Origin of rubber band
First recorded in 1890-95 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • He slipped from it a rubber band which held the documents together.

  • He removed the rubber band from the bundle and stood looking them over.

    The Portygee Joseph Crosby Lincoln
  • As for chewing your bread, you might as well try to chew a rubber band.

    Common Science Carleton W. Washburne
  • He snapped the rubber band from the roll and extracted from it four bills.

    Spring Street James H. Richardson
  • Lew slipped a rubber band around the money and handed it to Davy.

    David Lannarck, Midget George S. Harney
British Dictionary definitions for rubber band

rubber band

a continuous loop of thin rubber, used to hold papers, etc, together Also called elastic band
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