cable tie

[ key-buhl tahy ]

  1. a plastic strip with serrations on one end that lock inside an opening on the other end, used to bind things together, especially wires: Wrap all of the cords behind your computer with a cable tie. Officers secured the suspect’s hands with cable ties when they apprehended him.

Origin of cable tie

First recorded in 1955–60
  • Also called zip tie .

Words Nearby cable tie Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

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