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Zipper Meaning and Definition from WordNet (r) 2.0
    zipper n : a fastener for locking together two toothed edges by means of a sliding tab [syn: slide fastener, zip, zip-fastener] v : close with a zipper; "Zip up your jacket--it's cold" [syn: zip up, zip] [ant: unzip]
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Wikipedia Meaning and Definition on 'Zipper'


A zipper (British English: zip or (rarely) zip fastener) is a commonly used device for temporarily joining two edges of fabric. It is used in clothing (e.g., jackets and jeans), luggage and other bags, sporting goods, camping gear (e.g., tents and sleeping bags), and other daily use items.

The bulk of a zipper consists of two strips of fabric tape, each affixed to one of the two pieces to be joined, carrying from tens to hundreds of specially shaped metal or plastic teeth. These teeth can be either individual or shaped from a continuous coil, and are also referred to as elements. The slider, operated by hand, moves along the rows of teeth. Inside the slider is a Y-shaped channel that meshes together or separates the opposing rows of teeth, depending on the direction of the slider's movement.

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  • MMDA opens EDSA zipper lanes to relieve heavy traffic
    The Metro Manila Development Authority opened zipper lanes on EDSA to relieve heavy traffic as road reblocking continued and as motorists headed out of the metro for Holy Week, a report on GMA's “24 Oras” said Wednesday. Read more on this news related to 'Zipper'
  • Zipper lane open to all after H-1 east crash
    A multiple vehicle crash closed the left three lanes of the H-1 Freeway heading east near the Waiawa Road overpass Monday morning, according to the city's Traffic Management Center. As many as seven vehicles were reported to be involved in the crash that happened just before 8:11 a.m. The state Department of Transportation opened up the zipper lane to all vehi Read more on this news related to 'Zipper'
  • Scandal WATCH: In Which Relationships (And Buildings) May Blow Up
    "All it takes to kill us is a good quick tug on the zipper." Read more on this news related to 'Zipper'

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