fastening

noun
fas·ten·ing | \ˈfas-niŋ, ˈfa-sᵊn-iŋ\

Definition of fastening 

: something that fastens : fastener

Examples of fastening in a Sentence

a coat with button and loop fastenings

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One of the world’s biggest suppliers of assembly and fastening materials, Germany’s Würth Group, will not invest any more in the United States while President Donald Trump is in power, the patriarch of the Würth family has said. David Meyer, Fortune, "Germany's Billionaire 'Screw King' Tightens the Screws on the U.S.: No More Investment Until Trump Goes," 4 June 2018 The coat, also created by Stewart Parvin, is an edge-to-edge design with a fastening in lime silk tweed. Kaitlyn Frey, PEOPLE.com, "Why Green? The Meaning Behind the Color Coordination in the Official Royal Wedding Portraits," 21 May 2018 Gardeners can simulate this by mounting the plant and fastening it to trees or a garden structure. Karen Dardick, sandiegouniontribune.com, "Bromeliads create garden drama," 17 May 2018 The practice involved fastening tires filled with gasoline around victims’ necks and setting the fuel alight. Robyn Dixon, latimes.com, "South African liberation fighter Winnie Madikizela-Mandela laid to rest with songs, tears and cheers," 14 Apr. 2018 Great for common stapling needs such as retacking carpet, securing fabric and installing sheets of insulation, a staple gun is the perfect tool for quick fastening jobs. Author: Daniel Bortz, Anchorage Daily News, "10 tools every new homeowner should own - and 3 they shouldn't," 8 Apr. 2018 Staple gun Great for common stapling needs such as retacking carpet, securing fabric and installing sheets of insulation, a staple gun is the perfect tool for quick fastening jobs. Daniel Bortz, chicagotribune.com, "10 tools every new homeowner should own - and 3 they shouldn't," 5 Apr. 2018 Intricately illustrated and designed, the book is bound by two enormous metal bolts—a nod to a common means of fastening technical manuals. Ian Bogost, The Atlantic, "The Cute Robot That Follows You Around the City," 28 Feb. 2018 The black leather low tops have a three-part sole, beveled edges, and a sock-like elastic fastening. Avery Matera, Teen Vogue, "Clarks Debuts Limited Edition “Black Panther” Shoes," 1 Feb. 2018

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First Known Use of fastening

12th century, in the meaning defined above

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fastening

noun

English Language Learners Definition of fastening

: something that fastens one thing to another thing

fastening

noun
fas·ten·ing | \ˈfa-sᵊn-iŋ\

Kids Definition of fastening

: something that holds another thing shut or in the right position

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