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{{11}}loop (n.) late 14c., "loop of cloth, rope, leather, etc.," probably of Celtic origin (Cf. Gael. lub "bend," Ir. lubiam), influenced by or blended with O.N. hlaup "a leap, run" (see LEAP (Cf. leap) (v.)). In reference to magnetic recording tape or film, first recorded 1931. Computer programming sense first attested 1947.
{{12}}loop (v.) "to form a loop," c.1400, "draw (a leash through a ring)," from LOOP (Cf. loop) (n.). Related: Looped; looping. Slang looped "drunk" is from 1934. Loop the loop (1900) originally was in reference to roller-coasters at amusement parks.
"Loop-the-Loop" is the name of a new entertainment which goes further in the way of tempting Providence than anything yet invented. The "Loop" is an immense circle of track in the air. A car on a mimic railway shoots down a very steep incline, and is impelled around the inner side of this loop. ... The authorities at Coney Island are said to have prohibited "looping-the-loop" because women break their corset strings in their efforts to catch their breath as they sweep down the incline, and moreover, a young man is reported to have ruptured a blood vessel in his liver. ["Philadelphia Medical Journal," Aug. 10, 1901]

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  • loop — ► NOUN 1) a shape produced by a curve that bends round and crosses itself. 2) (also loop the loop) a manoeuvre in which an aircraft describes a vertical circle in the air. 3) an endless strip of tape or film allowing continuous repetition. 4) a… …   English terms dictionary

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  • Loop — (l[=oo]p), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Looped} (l[=oo]pt); p. pr. & vb. n. {Looping}.] To make a loop of or in; to fasten with a loop or loops; often with up; as, to loop a string; to loop up a curtain. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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