hook-and-eye fastener

hook-and-eye fastener

A two-piece metal fastener consisting of a hook, bent to the required shape, and an eye through which the hook fits.
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A hook-and-eye fastener locks the two panels together so the gate can swing as a single unit.
The zipper was, at least for its first 25 years, definitely not a better solution, and it's not clear even now if zippers are an improvement over buttons and hook-and-eye fasteners.