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cable tie

[ key-buhl tahy ]
/ ˈkeɪ bəl ˌtaɪ /
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noun

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.

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Also called zip tie .
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