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agraffe

[uh-graf] /əˈgræf/
noun
1.
a small cramp iron.
2.
a clasp, often richly ornamented, for clothing or armor.
3.
a device, as a hook, for preventing vibration in the section of a piano string between the pin and the bridge.
4.
(in classical architecture) a sculptural relief on the face of a keystone.
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[uh-graf] /əˈgræf/ (Show IPA)
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Origin
1660-1670
1660-70; < French, variant of agrafe, noun derivative of agrafer to hook, equivalent to a- a-5 + grafe hook, cramp iron, probably < Germanic; see grape
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British Dictionary definitions for agrafe

agraffe

/əˈɡræf/
noun
1.
a fastening consisting of a loop and hook, formerly used in armour and clothing
2.
a metal cramp used to connect stones
Word Origin
C18: from French, from grafe a hook
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