Definitions for velcroˈvɛl kroʊ
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
a fastening tape consisting of opposing pieces of nylon fabric, one with tiny hooks and the other with a dense pile, that interlock when pressed together.
Category: Clothing, Trademark
nylon fabric used as a fastening
fasten with Velcro
"velcro the belt"
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
a pair of strips of cloth which stick together and pull apart, used to fasten shoes, coats, etc.
Shoes with Velcro are easier for little kids.
To fasten tightly with Velcro.
A fastener consisting of two strips of fabric, one covered with minute fiber hooks and the other of tiny fiber loops, which when brought together stick strongly one to the other.
Origin: From velours and crochet
Velcro is a company that produces the first commercially marketed fabric hook-and-loop fastener, invented in 1948 by the Swiss electrical engineer George de Mestral. De Mestral patented Velcro in 1955, subsequently refining and developing its practical manufacture until its commercial introduction in the late 1950s. The word Velcro is a portmanteau of the two French words velours, and crochet. Hook-and-loop fasteners consist of two components: typically, two lineal fabric strips which are attached to the opposing surfaces to be fastened. The first component features tiny hooks; the second features even smaller and "hairier" loops. When the two components are pressed together, the hooks catch in the loops and the two pieces fasten or bind temporarily. When separated, by pulling or peeling the two surfaces apart, the velcro strips make a distinctive "ripping" sound. The first Velcro sample was made of cotton, which proved impractical and was replaced by Nylon and polyester. Velcro fasteners made of Teflon loops, polyester hooks, and glass backing are used in aerospace applications, e.g. on space shuttles.
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Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
a material that comes in two strips that stick together, used for fastening clothes, shoes etc.
- قِماش من قِطْعَتين لاصِقَتَيْنArabic
- velcroPortuguese (BR)
- suchý zipCzech
- der KlettverschlußGerman
- burrebånd; velcroDanish
- αυτοκόλλητη ταινίαGreek
- צַמדָן, ולקרוHebrew
- velkro materijalCroatian
- 벨크로, 매직 테이프Korean
- kibukas, kibioji juostaLithuanian
- (zapinane na) rzepyPolish
- застёжка липучкаRussian
- suchý zipsSlovak
- velkro trakSlovenian
- velkro, yapışkan şeritTurkish
- 黏扣帶Chinese (Trad.)
- loại khóa dánVietnamese
- 维可牢尼龙搭扣（商标名称）Chinese (Simp.)
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