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fastener

[′fas·nər]
(design engineering)
A device for joining two separate parts of an article or structure.
A device for holding closed a door, gate, or similar structure.

Fastener

A mechanical device, weld, bolt, pin or rivet for holding two or more parts, pieces, or members together.

fastener

A mechanical device, weld, or rivet for holding together two or more pieces, parts, members, or the like.
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Trim ends of cross braces to match angle of rafters and fasten to rafters.
Assure wall is vertical and fasten footer (bottom horizontal board) to floor every 6".
I went down to the hardware store to see if there was anything to fasten (the center) with, and there wasn't, so I had to make something myself.