(of a book, notebook, etc.) consisting of individual leaves held in a binder (loose-leaf binder) as by rings that open and close, in such a way as to allow their removal, return, or replacement without tearing.
of or for use with a loose-leaf binder:
(of a binder, album, etc) capable of being opened to allow removal and addition of pages
a serial publication published in loose leaves and kept in such a binder
1899, from loose (adj.) + leaf (n.).
[loos-limd] /ˈlusˈlɪmd/ adjective 1. having supple arms and legs: a loose-limbed athlete. adjective 1. (of a person) having supple limbs
[loos-lipt] /ˈlusˈlɪpt/ adjective 1. tending toward indiscriminate and uninhibited talk.
[loos] /lus/ adjective, looser, loosest. 1. free or released from fastening or attachment: a loose end. 2. free from anything that binds or restrains; unfettered: loose cats prowling around in alleyways at night. 3. uncombined, as a chemical element. 4. not bound together: to wear one’s hair loose. 5. not put up in a package […]
- Loose metal
noun 1. (NZ) shingle on a road