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Meaning of zipper

zip•per

Pronunciation: (zip'ur), [key]
— n.
  1. Also calleda device used for fastening clothing, valises, etc., consisting of two toothed tracks or spiral metal or plastic coils, each bordering one of two edges to be joined, and a piece that either interlocks or separates them when pulled.
  2. a person or thing that zips.
  3. a rubber and fabric boot or overshoe fastened up the leg by a zipper.
  4. a large illuminated display of news bulletins or advertisements that rapidly and continously flash by on an upper part of a building.
—v.t., v.i.
  1. zip.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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