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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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Children of all ages must be safely fastened in a car seat.
Fasten, which markets itself as the cheapest ride in town and says it pays its drivers better, published a blog post Thursday announcing the offer.
A driver who was stopped at traffic light and could not fasten his belt before the officer monitoring the intersection approached, started to apologize to the police officer and explained that he knew that a seat belt is important, but that he feels trapped when he fastens the belt.
2 : a strip or projection fastened to the bottom of a shoe to prevent slipping
Among the former group, 70% said they believe that pregnant women do not need to buckle up, while 19% said they did not know how pregnant women should fasten their seat belts.
Trim ends of cross braces to match angle of rafters and fasten to rafters.
Those who fly frequently are well aware of the potential danger, and most automatically fasten their belts when returning to their seats after visiting the toilet or whatever.
3 : to become fixed or joined <The dress fastens in the back.>
"Fasten Your Seat Belt: A Pilot's Memoir" is author Bob Kline's reflections on his long and storied career as a TWA pilot.
Fasten off Button loop: Attach yarn to back center.
11 Kyodo Japan Airlines (JAL), citing the prevalence of turbulence that may lead to injury on its flights, has begun broadcasting a notice to passengers to fasten their seat belts over blankets to make checking easier.
To guide it, tack (fasten temporarily with a partly sunk nail) a straight board with one edge that's half the width of the saw's foot plate from the cut line.