shrink-wrap

NOUN
  1. the clinging transparent plastic film that is used to shrinkwrap something
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How To Use shrink-wrap In A Sentence

  • Remember those fork-lift pallets of shrink-wrapped hundred dollar bills that were "lost" during the Bush/Iraq War? Don C. Reed: Protect the House! Don't Let GOP Bullying Win!
  • Instead, he or she may simply want to install the software much like a traditional "shrink-wrapped" application: insert media, run setup, answer a few prompts, and go.
  • She watched as three more workers lent a hand and got the grand piano off of the platform dolly and removed the layers of bubble wrap and shrink-wrap.
  • I'm loading a pallet onto the shrink-wrapping machine and the radio news catches my ear.
  • Rather, a brick of five or seven cartridges are collectively shrink-wrapped together.
  • Under the Child Nutrition Reauthorization Act, which is now languishing in the House, the Senate passed a version which only included a measly six cents more for school lunches, which are already shrink-wrapped concoctions of highly processed fat - and sugar-laden meals. Sarah Newman: Dinner in the Desert
  • Last year when Mount Redoubt erupted again in Alaska, the airline couldn't get its aircraft out of Anchorage early enough and ended up canceling flights and shrink-wrapping planes to keep ash from contaminating instruments and engines. How One Airline Skirts the Ash Clouds
  • The Bush Administration airlifted 25 metric tons of shrink-wrapped centrifuges, uranium and sensitive documentation to the Oak Ridge National Laboratory in Tennessee, staging a dramatic press conference with commandos guarding the loot as if it contained actual nuclear weapons. Michael Bronner: Civil War (Hold the Mustard...)
  • Picasso, one of the most political of artists, has been neutered, shrink-wrapped, comodified and de-contextualized. Michael Berkowitz: The Shame of the Galleries: Stained Stein, Purloined Picasso
  • He noticed conveyor belts with shrink-wrapping machines and off on the other side of the beat-up warehouse, transparent pneumatic doors leading into a pristine clean room with racks of video-duplicating equipment. State of the Union
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