A clamp designed to surround other item(s) such as cable(s), conduit(s), pipe(s), hose(s), or tube(s), and to fasten together or to another object or structure. includes straight flexible items. for items specifically designed to clamp a hose to a connection to prevent leakage, see clamp, hose. see also hanger, pipe and clip, spring tension. for retaining straps with a bridge, see strap, retaining. excludes clamp, electrical; band, retaining; clamp (1), c; bracket pipe.