hook and eye

noun
1.
a two-piece clothes fastener, usually of metal, consisting of a hook that catches onto a loop or bar.
2.
a three-piece latching device consisting of a hook attached to a screw eye or an eyebolt and a separate screw eye or eyebolt that the hook engages as it bridges a gap, as one between a door and a jamb or a gate and a gatepost.
3.
Also called eyehook. the two-piece portion of such a device consisting of a hook and a screw eye.

Origin:
1620–30

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hook and eye
 
n
a fastening for clothes consisting of a small hook hooked onto a small metal or thread loop

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Example sentences
Then put the hook and eye gate latches on the other ends so that the sections
  latch together.
Then put the hook and eye gate latches on other ends so that they latch
  together.
Raccoons can open roofs kept shut with a hook and eye.
The waistband closure shall be accomplished with a crush proof hook and eye.
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