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zipper

[′zip·ər]
(engineering)
A generic name for slide fasteners in which two sets of interlocking teeth of the same design provide sturdy and continuous closure for adjacent pieces of textile, leather, and other materials.
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During a 1940 poll of Princeton University's students and alumni, the survey reported that acceptance of the new zippered fly in pants was inversely related to age, with the older classes of people clearly favoring buttoned flies, while younger and more recently educated persons tended towards using the new zippers (see Figure 1) (Talon, Inc.
showed that 67% of consumers felt that zippered packaging is very important or extremely important in their purchase decision.
On the zippered side of the pocket, mark the center of each loop and install the two snap bottoms according to package directions.
Production speeds for zippered stand-up pouches have dramatically increased, thanks to a new Zip-Pak zipper.
Also called a slot zipper, a centered zippered is easy for beginners and works well in necklines and as a back zipper for skirts or slacks.
It has a shoulder 111 yoke on the back and front; a heavy duty, covered two-way zipper; two zippered chest pockets and two roomy inside pockets; and an extra-long drop back.
Keep organized with a stylish lingerie travel bag featuring two coordinating fabrics to indicate clean and dirty zippered pouches.