Zipper definition

zĭpər
To fasten or become fastened by means of a zipper.
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A fastening device consisting of parallel rows of metal or plastic teeth on adjacent edges of an opening that are interlocked by a sliding tab.
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To fasten or unfasten or become fastened or unfastened with a zipper; zip.
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A person or thing that zips.
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A device used to fasten and unfasten two adjoining edges of material, as on the placket of a dress, the fly of a pair of trousers, etc.: it consists of two rows of tiny interlocking tabs which are joined or separated by sliding a part up or down.
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(chiefly US, Australia) A zip fastener.
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A pressure-sensitive plastic closure.
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(biochemistry) Leucine zipper.
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To close a zipper.

He zippered his sweater against the cold.

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To put a zipper on an article.

This Fall jackets are zippered.

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An oblong, horizontal, rectangular electronic sign on which moving messages of text, data, etc. may be scrolled, using flashing lights, LED displays, etc.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
zipper
Plural:
zippers

Origin of zipper

  • Originally a trademark

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • 1925, zip + -er. The trade name was registered in 1925 by B.F. Goodrich for “boots made of rubber and fabric," claiming use of the name since June 1923. No longer a registered trademark.

    From Wiktionary