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zipper

Syllabification: zip·per
Pronunciation: /ˈzipər
 
/
chiefly North American

Definition of zipper in English:

noun

1A device consisting of two flexible strips of metal or plastic with interlocking projections closed or opened by pulling a slide along them, used to fasten garments, bags, and other items.
Example sentences
  • When you get it home, you can cut it into five even pieces and put each piece into a zipper seal bag and freeze it until you are ready to thaw it for use.
  • For the guys there's fluffy suits in electric blue and bold red, psychedelic printed tops, wax trousers with leg-length zippers and fisherman hats.
  • These are basically regular knits and can be found in a zip-up style, a zipper collar or a hood.
2A display of news or advertisements that scrolls across an illuminated screen fixed to the upper part of a building.
Example sentences
  • The varied orientations of tiny fold patterns in the smallest grid boxes recall semaphore flags or suggest LED elements in a Times Square news zipper.

verb

[with object] Back to top  
Fasten or provide (something) with a zipper: he wore a running suit zippered up tight
More example sentences
  • I particularly like the hoodie sweatshirt and zippered hoodie sweatshirt because they are utilitarian and fashionable at the same time.
  • My photo of me attending a Bon Jovi concert, hair spiked and bleached Marilyn Monroe blonde, accompanied by a skin-tight zebra print, zippered mini-dress, is admired.
  • It has two zippered side-entry pockets and high-quality ribbing at the waist and cuffs.

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