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[fas-uh-ner, fah-suh-]
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  1. any of various devices for fastening.
  2. any of various devices, as a snap or hook and eye, for holding together two objects or parts sometimes required to be separate, as two edges or flaps of a piece of clothing.
  3. a worker who fastens things together.
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Origin of fastener

First recorded in 1620–30; fasten + -er1
Related formsun·fas·ten·er, noun
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

Related Words for fastener

screw, latch, snap, lock, buckle, catch, bolt, fastening, button, clasp, rivet

Examples from the Web for fastener

Historical Examples of fastener

  • The second was a fastener to keep shoe-strings from untying.

    Vision House

    C. N. Williamson

  • The use of each plate is determined by the type of fastener.

    American Military Insignia 1800-1851

    J. Duncan Campbell and Edgar M. Howell.

  • My hat had gone, and my collar had burst away from its fastener.

  • In this case no improvement has been made in the English fastener.

  • Adjust the orbit to them as in nature, and that requires no other fastener.