A zippered pocket (right)

Zipper, 2140s-early 2160s

Two zippers on a Starfleet uniform

A zipper was a mechanism with interlocking teeth used to join two edges of fabric together.

In 2063, Zefram Cochrane's jacket had a zippered pocket on the arm. (Star Trek: First Contact)

The standard Starfleet uniform jumpsuit of the 22nd century featured pockets with zippers on the chest. (Star Trek: Enterprise)

The 2260s Starfleet woman's duty uniform closed with a zipper down the back. (TOS: "Where No Man Has Gone Before")

In 2375, Geordi La Forge compared the USS Enterprise-E's warp core to a zipper, saying they were pulling it across space like one. (Star Trek: Insurrection)

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