Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. something or someone that fastens
  • n. mechanically, any device that fastens; especially, a collective term for items such as screws, nuts, washers, bolts and the like

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. One who, or that which, makes fast or firm.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. One who or that which makes fast or firm; one who fastens; specifically, something used for fastening and unfastening, as in dress, or for making fast or fixed, as a mordant in dyeing.
  • n. A warrant. Grose;

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

  • n. restraint that attaches to something or holds something in place
  • n. a person who fastens or makes fast

Etymologies

to fasten + -er (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • The back was fairly low, just barely covering the thin fastener of her bra and her skin was warm as his fingers brushed against the creamy expanse.

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  • The lightning fastener is because men weren't supposed to go topless when they were "bathing."

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  • Ok, I'm not sure what a "lightning" fastener is -- something like a modern velcro-type fastener?

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  • Not sure if it was April Fool's day, but a radio station in Long Island, NY once "punked" me in the mid-90's, by calling the fastener factory I worked at.

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  • The SerosaFuse fastener is delivered over a guiding stylet, minimizing tissue trauma by assuring the fastener is the largest device entering the involved tissue.

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  • The fastener is a disposable plastic bracelet like the ID bracelets new moms, dads and infants get tagged with at hospitals †if your kid breaks his bracelet to remove it, you’ll know.

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  • For example, if a nail is holding together two pieces of wood, an accurate but broader description of the nail would be a "fastener," or you may simply state that one piece of wood is coupled with the second piece of wood.

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  • It also came with every kind of fastener and cable you might want to use.

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  • The handles are gray-green Micarta and the sheaths are made of Boltaron, which looks like Kydex to me, and come with a five-position TekLok belt fastener.

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  • I was fidgeting around with the fastener of a green army backpack when I saw something that resembled a letter.

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