fastener

[ fas-uh-ner, fah-suh- ]
/ ˈfæs ə nər, ˈfɑ sə- /

noun

any of various devices for fastening.
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.
a worker who fastens things together.

Nearby words

  1. fast-track,
  2. fast-twitch,
  3. fastback,
  4. fastball,
  5. fasten,
  6. fastening,
  7. faster,
  8. fastidious,
  9. fastidiously,
  10. fastie

Origin of fastener

First recorded in 1620–30; fasten + -er1

Related formsun·fas·ten·er, noun

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