Definition (noun): (music) a group of notes connected by a slur

Definition (noun): character consisting of two or more letters combined into one

Definition (noun): a metal band used to attach a reed to the mouthpiece of a clarinet or saxophone

Definition (noun): thread used by surgeons to bind a vessel (as to constrict the flow of blood)

Definition (noun): something used to tie or bind

Definition (noun): the act of tying or binding things together