a narrow, circular or oblong band of rubber, used for holding things together, as papers or a box and its lid.
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How to use rubber band in a sentence
The word “hole” has many meanings in everyday speech — bubbles, rubber bands and bowls all have different kinds of holes.How Mathematicians Use Homology to Make Sense of Topology | Kelsey Houston-Edwards | May 11, 2021 | Quanta Magazine
I also brought two extra tubes, a pump, a multi-tool to tighten bolts, a patch kit, electrical tape and rubber bands.How to take an overnight trip with your two-wheeled vehicle | Melanie D.G. Kaplan | March 26, 2021 | Washington Post
Transfer them to a large, cylindrical container and cover the opening with cheesecloth secured with a rubber band or string.Grow fresh, nutrient-rich sprouts at home—no garden required | By Farideh Sadeghin/Saveur | March 16, 2021 | Popular-Science
Thicker bands are better for leg and glute exercises, while stretchier rubber bands are an excellent way to target the arms, chest, and back.
Meanwhile, wrap the lid of the pot in a clean dish towel, preferably one that’s waffle-knit or terry cloth, securing it to the handle with a knot or rubber band so the edge of it won’t be in danger of catching flame.Fragrant saffron and sweet onions make this Persian-style chicken and rice a feast for the senses | Daniela Galarza | March 4, 2021 | Washington Post
"One dollar," he said and threw a plainer stone with a rubber band looped around it for our payment.Big-Sky West Texas: A Road Trip Through Hidden America | Condé Nast Traveler | March 18, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
At that point, like a taut and twisted rubber band, I sprung into action and completed the book in about two months.‘Miracle Boy Grows Up’: Ben Mattlin Speaks to Jay McInerney | Jay McInerney | December 22, 2012 | THE DAILY BEAST
“I view my career like a rubber-band ball in that every role is a new experience building toward something bigger,” she said.‘Premium Rush’ Star Jamie Chung on Her Road From ‘The Real World’ to Hollywood | Marlow Stern | August 25, 2012 | THE DAILY BEAST
The first lady packs a rubber band and a jump rope in her suitcase on the road.
The triangle is “like a rubber band wound up in a toy propeller,” Turner says.
Around the outside of the case was a piece of paper, held in place by a rubber band.
Kip removed the rubber band, unrolled the paper, studied it in match light.
He pulled off an india-rubber band from the latest packet, and was soon deep in them, at first half ashamed, half contemptuous.Marriage la mode | Mrs. Humphry Ward
A very deceiving illusion can be contrived with a bit of wire, a rubber band and a toothpick.The Boy Mechanic, Book 2 | Various
The hairpin or wire is bent as shown in the illustration, and the rubber band then placed on the inverted U-shaped part.The Boy Mechanic, Book 2 | Various
British Dictionary definitions for rubber band
a continuous loop of thin rubber, used to hold papers, etc, together: Also called: elastic band
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