from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A short length of wire encased in a strip of paper, plastic, or foil, designed to be twisted around an item or items as a fastener.
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- n. A metal wire that is encased in a thin strip of paper or plastic and is used to tie the openings of bags, such as garbage bags or bread bags.
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