Definition of Elastic band

1. Noun. A narrow band of elastic rubber used to hold things (such as papers) together.

Exact synonyms: Elastic, Rubber Band
Generic synonyms: Band, Elastic Device
Derivative terms: Elastic

Definition of Elastic band

1. Noun. A small, narrow loop of rubber or similar material used to hold items together. ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Elastic Band

elastance unit
elastic artery
elastic band (current term)
elastic band fixation
elastic bandage
elastic bands
elastic bougie
elastic cartilage
elastic cone
elastic device
elastic energy
elastic fibres
elastic lamella
elastic layers of arteries
elastic layers of cornea
elastic ligature
elastic limit

Literary usage of Elastic band

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Canadian Law Times by Armour, Edward Douglas, 1851-1922, Judicial Committee, Great Britain, Elliott, Charles, Privy Council, Gillis, Edward, Hunter, Alfred Taylour, 1867-1957, Thompson, Bram (1882)
"The tension of the elastic band increased as he strode forwards, until, ... Or the projectile force may be more than the elastic band can bear. ..."

2. The Right Hon. Benjamin Disraeli, Earl of Beaconsfield, K. G., and His Times by Alexander Charles Ewald (1882)
"The resolutions were no framework at all, but an elastic band which would hold whatever was put into it. Between the proposals and the resolutions there was ..."

3. The Retrospect of Medicine by William Braithwaite (1852)
"There are two methods of operating by elastic strangulation :—The first, is to fix the elastic band upon the ends of the ligature half-an- inch from their ..."

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