noun (used with a singular verb)Chiefly British.
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Example sentences from the Web for buttons
The pieces are near-identical, excepting the signature buttons on the Chanel suit and a few small tailoring details.
She checks the buttons to make sure that they are all tightly fastened.
“I had just wiped the buttons down with some alcohol swipes,” the employee said.
Just the other day, the employee watched another mother freak out after her daughter licked some of the buttons in an elevator.
To easily switch between sounds, the organ is outfitted with dozens of preset buttons like the kind found in old radios.How to Save Silent Movies: Inside New Jersey’s Cinema Paradiso|Rich Goldstein|October 2, 2014|DAILY BEAST
She was in a soiled dressing gown of purple flannel, with several of the buttons off.Rosemary in Search of a Father|C. N. Williamson
By an Act passed in the 4th of William and Mary foreign buttons made of hair were forbidden to be imported.
Papier maché buttons came in with Henry Clay's patent in 1778.
Fancy silk buttons, with worked figured tops, were patented by Wm. Elliott, in 1837.
Metal buttons or pistons located on the toe piece of the pedal-board were introduced by the ingenious Casavant of Canada.The Recent Revolution in Organ Building|George Laing Miller