from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- A trademark used for a fastening tape consisting of a strip of nylon with a surface of minute hooks that fasten to a corresponding strip with a surface of uncut pile. This trademark sometimes occurs in print in lowercase.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- proper n. A fastener consisting of two strips of fabric, one covered with minute fiber hooks and the other of tiny fiber loops, which when brought together stick strongly one to the other.
- v. To fasten tightly with Velcro.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. fasten with Velcro
- n. nylon fabric used as a fastening
From French velours ("velvet") and crochet ("hook") (Wiktionary)