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fastener

[fas-uh-ner, fah-suh-] /ˈfæs ə nər, ˈfɑ sə-/
noun
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.
Origin of fastener
1620-1630
1620-30; fasten + -er1
Related forms
unfastener, noun
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