- 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
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Examples from the Web for rubber band
“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
August 25, 2012
With the hook and rubber-band properly adjusted, this is what happens when the car ascends to the top of the shaft.
The toy motor-boat shown in Figs. 48 and 49 is propelled by a tin propeller run by a rubber-band motor.
The rubber-band ends must project an equal distance beyond the spool-ends.
Wrap the spool pulleys with bicycle-tape, to keep the rubber-band belts from slipping.
- a continuous loop of thin rubber, used to hold papers, etc, togetherAlso called: elastic band
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