Definition of zipper in English:

zipper

Line breaks: zip¦per
Pronunciation: /ˈzɪpə
 
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chiefly North American

noun

  • 1A zip fastener: [as modifier]: zipper bags
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    • 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 a building.
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    • 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

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  • Fasten or provide with a zipper: he wore a running suit zippered up tight
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    • 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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