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n. A narrow fillet or band of cotton or linen; a narrow woven fabric used for strings and the like; as, curtains tied with tape. A tapeline; also, a metallic ribbon so marked as to serve as a tapeline; as, a steel tape. A magnetized strip upon which sounds are recorded. Red tape. See under Red.


 - Tape grass (Bot.), a plant (Vallisneria spiralis) with long ribbon like leaves, growing in fresh or brackish water; - called also fresh-water eelgrass, and, in Maryland, wild celery.


 - Tape needle. See Bodkin, n.

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