Velcro

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Etymology[edit]

From French velours (velvet) and crochet (hook)

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Velcro

  1. 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.

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Velcro (third-person singular simple present Velcros, present participle Velcroing, simple past and past participle Velcroed)

  1. To fasten tightly with Velcro.
    • 1988, Tom Leopold, Almost Like Being Here,[1] Dutton, ISBN 9780525246329, page 8:
      He was standing on a chair Velcroing red balloons to himself.
    • 2000, George P. Pelecanos, Shame the Devil, Little, Brown and Company, ISBN 9780316695237, page 58:
      He had a seat in a leather recliner and hit the remote, which he had Velcroed to the chair.
    • 2008, Sean Murphy, The Time of New Weather[2], ISBN 9780553586794, page 8:
      Toasters and microwaves were Velcroed to kitchen counters. Televisions and VCRs were Velcroed to their stands.
    • 2008, Jodi Picoult, Change of Heart, Simon and Schuster, ISBN 978-0-7434-9675-9, page 28:
      Two officers stormed into I-tier, still Velcroing their flak jackets.

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