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[fas-uh-ner, fah-suh-] /ˈfæs ə nər, ˈfɑ sə-/
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.
Origin of fastener
1620-30; fasten + -er1
Related forms
unfastener, noun Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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Examples from the web for fastener
  • Impressed by the stickiness of the bur's hooks, he copied the design, engineering a two-piece fastener.
  • fastener management and control pertains to the procurement, receiving inspection, and storage of fasteners.
  • The fastener has special usefulness in high temperature applications where high reliability is important.
  • fastener size and hole size shall be specified on the engineering drawing.
  • The cover shall close at one end with a slide fastener.
  • The slide fastener shall be non-separating, single action, with a stop on each end.

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