- a person who binds; specif., a bookbinder
- a thing that binds or holds together; specif.,
- a band, cord, etc.
- a material that binds things together: tar is a binder for gravel in paving
- a detachable cover with rings or clamps for holding sheets of paper together
- a leaf of tobacco rolled around the filler of a cigar to bind it
- ☆ Agric.
- a device attached to a reaper, for tying grain in bundles
- a machine that both reaps and binds grain
- Law a temporary memorandum of a contract, in effect pending execution of the final contract
See binder in American Heritage Dictionary 4
- One that binds, especially a bookbinder.
- Something, such as a cord, used to bind.
- A notebook cover with rings or clamps for holding sheets of paper.
- Something, such as the latex in certain paints, that creates uniform consistency, solidification, or cohesion.
a. A machine that reaps and ties grain.
b. An attachment on a reaping machine that ties grain in bundles.
- Law A payment or written statement making an agreement legally binding until the completion of a formal contract, especially an insurance contract.
- Ecology A plant, such as certain grasses or ground covers, whose habit of growth prevents the erosion of sand or soil.
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