What does rubber band mean?

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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


  1. rubber band(n.)

    A closed loop of rubber usually having a thin rectangular cross-section; also called elastic band; -- it varies in length from the circumference of a finger to several inches, and is usually used to hold several objects together temporarily, by the tension exerted when the band is stretched and fitted around the objects to be held; as, to hold a pack of cards 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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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of rubber band in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of rubber band in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. f.m. FABER jR:

    How many instruments should one to expect to HEAR in a 'rubber- band'?

  2. New York:

    Anna said [the officer] was trying to manipulate a rubber band over his name tag, so she couldn’t see who it was.

  3. Riverkeeper Dan Tonsmeire:

    With the exacerbated drought conditions that we have now, it’s like stretching the rubber band a lot further than where we would typically get to, you get to a point where the rubber band won’t come back to where it was or even worse it would break and the system unravels.

  4. Andre Bakhos:

    You would think that a 6 percent China move amid the recent currency adjustments would have netted a more negative result, when we approach downside sell-offs the market is bending but not breaking and when we get towards the upper end of the range there is not enough to push it through, so it's been a rubber band kind of mentality.

  5. Jessie Holeva:

    Watches are the number one symbol of luxury, so for Apple to create a watch that fits both tech and luxury is brilliant, it is nice to see leather and metal wrist band options, which makes the watch less sporty and more glam.I love that there are so many different customizable metal options, and I especially fell for the rose gold. The different types of bands are great for those who prefer a more sleek style watch to those who want a more classic feel. Although I don't go for the sporty styles, it is similar to brands like Toy that make watches poolside-ready with a rubber band.

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Translations for rubber band

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  • रबर बैंडHindi
  • ربڑ کا چھلاUrdu

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