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

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A matched hook and an eye (loop into which the hook can fit), used for fastening.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. one of the small wire hooks and loops for fastening together the opposite edges of a garment, etc.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. See hook and eye, under hook.

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

  • n. a kind of fastener used on clothing

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