Origin of zippered
- Also called slide fastener. a device used for fastening clothing, valises, etc., consisting of two toothed tracks or spiral metal or plastic coils, each bordering one of two edges to be joined, and a piece that either interlocks or separates them when pulled.
- a person or thing that zips.
- a rubber and fabric boot or overshoe fastened up the leg by a zipper.
- a large illuminated display of news bulletins or advertisements that rapidly and continously flash by on an upper part of a building.
Origin of zipper
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Examples from the Web for zippered
- provided or fastened with a zip
- US and Canadian a fastening device operating by means of two parallel rows of metal or plastic teeth on either side of a closure that are interlocked by a sliding tabAlso called (in Britain and certain other countries): zip
Word Origin and History for zippered
1925, probably an agent noun from zip (v.1). The trademark taken out on the name that year applied to a boot with zippers, not to the "lightning fastener" itself, which was at first called a zip.
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper