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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

rub′ber band′(n.)

  1. a narrow circular or oblong band of rubber, used for holding papers or other things together.

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. rubber band, elastic band, elastic(noun)

    a narrow band of elastic rubber used to hold things (such as papers) together

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. rubber band(noun)ˈrʌb ər

    a circular piece of rubber used to hold things together

    papers held together with a rubber band


  1. rubber band(Noun)

    An elastic band made of rubber.


  1. Rubber band

    A rubber band, also known as a binder, elastic band, lackey band, laggy band, or elastic, is a short length of rubber and latex, elastic in nature and formed in the shape of a circle which is commonly used to hold multiple objects together. The rubber band was patented in England on March 17, 1845 by Stephen Perry. However, Mesoamerican peoples had already produced vulcanized rubber items, including rubber bands, by 1600 BCE. Most rubber bands are manufactured out of natural rubber. Rubber bands come in a variety of sizes.

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rubber band

an elastic band.

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