Tape (?), n. [AS. tæppe a fillet. Cf. Tapestry, Tippet.]


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.

Red tape. See under Red. --
Tape grass (Bot.), a plant (Vallisneria spiralis) with long ribbonlike leaves, growing in fresh or brackish water; -- called also fresh-water eelgrass, and, in Maryland, wild celery. --
Tape needle. See Bodkin, n., 4.


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Tape (?), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Taped (?); p. pr. & vb. n. Taping.]

To furnish with tape; to fasten, tie, bind, or the like, with tape; specif. (Elec.),

to cover (a wire) with insulating tape.


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