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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Something, such as a hook, used to attach one thing to another firmly.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • v. Present participle of to fasten.
  • n. a hook or similar restraint used to fasten things together

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. Anything that binds and makes fast, as a lock, catch, bolt, bar, buckle, etc.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Anything that binds and makes fast, or serves for joining or securing, as a lock, catch, bolt, bar, cord, chain, clasp, button, hook, etc.
  • n. Fixedness; firmness.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. the act of fastening things together
  • n. restraint that attaches to something or holds something in place

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