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)



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