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From French velours (velvet) and crochet (hook)

Proper noun


  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.



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

  1. To fasten 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.