American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A clothes fastener consisting of a small blunt metal hook that is inserted in a corresponding loop or eyelet.
- n. A latch consisting of a hook that is inserted in a screw eye.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. See hook and eye, under hook.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. one of the small wire hooks and loops for fastening together the opposite edges of a garment, etc.
- n. a kind of fastener used on clothing
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