American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A fastening device consisting of parallel rows of metal, plastic, or nylon teeth on adjacent edges of an opening that are interlocked by a sliding tab.
- v. To fasten or unfasten or become fastened or unfastened with a zipper; zip.
- n. Australia A zip fastener.
- n. A pressure-sensitive plastic closure.
- n. biochemistry leucine zipper
- v. To close a zipper.
- v. To put a zipper on an article.
- v. close with a zipper
- n. a fastener for locking together two toothed edges by means of a sliding tab
- 1925, to 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. (Wiktionary)
- Originally a trademark. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“Don't agree with everything you say, but that fish with a zipper is the best comeback I've heard in years.”
“After a moment that seemed like an eternity, the guy in the back shouted, The zipper is stuck!”
“Marinate the chicken for 3 to 24 hours in zipper bags.”
“First he's drunk and now his pants are down and his zipper is unzipped.”
“The new G3 Guide Jacket features a waterproof main zipper; watertight, adjustable cuffs; built-in retractors for clippers or other items; large bellows pockets for fly boxes; lined hand-warmer pockets; four smaller stowage pockets with water-resistant zippers; and an adjustable hood.”
“David Blunkett I could understand a mere zipper is not enough.”
“The image also shows a 'zipper'-like mechanism of bundle formation and its stability for two weeks (green arrows). (d) phase contrast inverted image of a region with high frequency of convergence producing order in the network shape (e) higher magnification of (d) showing sites of multiple-process convergence.”
“I've got a WWII Leeds canvas bag that's on it's third main zipper, but it holds a ton, and looks like s**t.”
“Lots more opportunity for embarassment: skirt tucked into underwear/pantyhose/tights, skirt turning on it’s own so zipper is not in centre of the butt, static, revealing too much during leg repositioning … dude stick to pants with no zipper!”
“We're liplocked, and bodylocked, and passionlocked, and the sound of your zipper is a result of my hand near your crotch pulling it down.”
These user-created lists contain the word ‘zipper’.
includes words of the "Prodcom list"
Trademarked names that people use to refer to the thing in general, regardless of maker.
all of these are from 7 English
dictionaries and Macquarie dictionary
I havent listed capitalized ones yet
but Viagra would be one and common
words like sterling a sub-machi...
Words I like.
Trademarks that have lost their character as indicators of source to become a general term for a product or service.
Ah, yeah, this is a list of words that I think sound pretty funny... or dumb, either way, I like 'em so, yeah.
Looking for tweets for zipper.