fas·​ten·​ing ˈfas-niŋ How to pronounce fastening (audio)
: something that fastens : fastener

Examples of fastening in a Sentence

a coat with button and loop fastenings
Recent Examples on the Web Roofs in Florida need to have a strong fastening system, such as hurricane straps or clips, and materials that can endure high winds. Sara Kendall, Miami Herald, 7 May 2024 This bag features the Rains signature carabiner closure and magnet snap fastening. L.a. Hubilla, Peoplemag, 10 Apr. 2024 Flat laces in a horizontal bar further tailor the look—the opposite of the crisscross patterns or fastenings of more casual sneakers. Michael Stefanov, Robb Report, 1 Apr. 2024 Most of The Row’s handbags skip the flash of any hardware, but this rare jewel masters the art of glamorous ease with its metal fastening. Alexis Bennett Parker, Vogue, 25 Mar. 2024 An exception would be this bridle leather belt from Tory Leather, which sports a gold-tone brass fastening in the shape of a spur. Eric Twardzik, Robb Report, 23 Feb. 2024 The briefs are cut to a mid-rise, and the matching bralette features a hook fastening at front and slim adjustable straps. Felicity Carter, Forbes, 12 Feb. 2024 Trees swayed, flags pulled against their fastenings and metal traffic signs twisted from side to side on their stanchions, as the west wind swept without limits or restraints down the streets and avenues of the city. Martin Weil, Washington Post, 14 Jan. 2024 The flexible wrap fastening and breathable polyester and elastane blend ensure a comfortable fit. Wendy Vazquez, Southern Living, 24 Nov. 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

before the 12th century, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of fastening was before the 12th century

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“Fastening.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 20 May. 2024.

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: something that fastens
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