CLASP

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clasp

[klasp]
(design engineering)
A releasable catch which holds two or more objects together.

CLASP

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It is essential that the basic principles of clasp design such as passive placement, retention, stabilization, encirclement, support and movement be followed.
It is essential that the basic principles of clasp design be followed, to allocate, neutralize or control the anticipated functional forces, so that each supporting or retaining element of the oral cavity could be used with maximum effectiveness without being stressed beyond its physiological limits.
I love the classic clasp design, and they have the most incredible unusual messages on them.