fas·​ten·​ing | \ ˈfas-niŋ How to pronounce fastening (audio) , ˈfa-sᵊn-iŋ \

Definition of fastening

: something that fastens : fastener

Examples of fastening in a Sentence

a coat with button and loop fastenings
Recent Examples on the Web Some cracks result from normal settling while other seemingly serious issues, such as a balcony separating from its exterior fastening, might not signify larger structural problems, Gunter said. Ron Hurtibise,, 5 July 2021 With a secure screw fastening, the cable bracelets elevate industrial chic with Continental nous. Kate Matthams, Forbes, 12 June 2021 The simple upper, crafted from a combination of durable beige nylon and suede, feature hook-and-loop fastening straps for a secure fit; and the solid tonal soles, measuring 45 mm, completes the monochrome look and offers the ultimate comfort. Angela Lei, Forbes, 15 June 2021 All the fastening on the jacket is done using polyester straps. Alden Wicker, Wired, 22 Apr. 2021 Doing so allows for the cover to be pulled taut against the front of the glass while also adding the benefit of extra-secure fastening that won’t easily come undone in windy weather. Popular Science, 19 Feb. 2021 This vest offers easy-buckle fastening and a zipper compartment to allow use of a harness for extra security. Popular Science, 17 Feb. 2021 When shopping for a windshield snow cover, the main considerations to keep in mind are the type of fastening used, the thickness required for your specific weather conditions, and the size of the windshield cover itself. Popular Science, 19 Feb. 2021 With Bieber’s knit bralette barely peeking out from inside her blazer, the look is fun for a night out, and can easily be worn to meetings with the quick fastening of a blazer button, or the addition of a T-shirt. Rachel Besser, Vogue, 14 Nov. 2020

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First Known Use of fastening

12th century, in the meaning defined above

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15 Jul 2021

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“Fastening.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 Jul. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of fastening

: something that fastens one thing to another thing


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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