mouse belt ⇝

rat belt

A cable tie, especially the sawtoothed, self-locking plastic kind that you can remove only by cutting (as opposed to a random twist of wire or a twist tie or one of those humongous metal clip frobs). Small cable ties are "mouse belts".

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