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- A trademark for adhesive tape.
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- proper noun US
transparentor translucent pressure- sensitive adhesive tape, used for sealing items together, especially paper.
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- verb fasten or attach with sellotape
- noun transparent or semitransparent adhesive tape (trade names Scotch tape and Sellotape) used for sealing or attaching or mending
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Reportedly a reference to the stereotypical tendency of the Scottish towards thrift, due to cutting of corners with the product initially produced.
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