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zippernoun [C]

uk   /ˈzɪp.ər/  us   // US (UK zip)
B2 a ​device consisting of two ​rows of ​metal or ​plastic teeth-like ​parts that are ​brought together by ​pulling a ​smallslidingpiece over them, used for ​closingopenings in ​clothing, ​bags, etc.: to pull a zipper up/down I can't ​open my ​bag - the zipper is stuck.
(Definition of zipper from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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zippernoun [C]

 us   /ˈzɪp·ər/
a ​device for ​fastening together an ​opening in ​clothes, ​bags, etc., and consisting of two ​rows of little ​metal or ​plasticparts that can be ​locked together by ​sliding another ​part over them
(Definition of zipper from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “zipper”
in Arabic سَحَّاب…
in Korean 지퍼…
in Portuguese zíper…
in Catalan cremallera…
in Japanese ジッパー, ファスナー…
in Chinese (Simplified) 拉链,拉锁…
in Turkish fermuar…
in Russian молния (застежка)…
in Chinese (Traditional) 拉鍊,拉鎖…
in Italian cerniera, chiusura lampo…
in Polish zamek (błyskawiczny)…
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