from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

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

from The Century Dictionary.

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

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

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

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • verb Present participle of to fasten.
  • noun a hook or similar restraint used to fasten things together

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

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


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