shrink-wrap

Definition of shrink-wrap

shrink´-wrap   Pronunciation: shrĭņk´răp
v. t.1.to wrap and seal (an object for sale) in a transparent sheet of plastic material that is shrunken to a tight-fitting wrapping by the application of heat.
[imp. & p. p. shrink-wrapped or shrink"wrapped (shrĭņk"răpt); p. pr. & vb. n. shrink"wrapping or shrink"-wrapping.]
n.1.a type of plastic film, usually transparent, that shrinks upon application of heat, and may be used to form a wrapping around objects that fits tightly and closely follows the contours of the wrapped object; - also called shrink-pack, shrinkpack or shrink-wrapping.
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