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 Her coat was an edge-to-edge design with a fastening in lime silk tweed, the same material with which Angela Kelly designed the Queen's matching hat. Catherine Santino, Peoplemag, 9 Sep. 2022 Topping off the whole package is a white strap made from sculpted rubber with a Velcro fastening. Bryan Hood, Robb Report, 5 July 2022 The pajama set has a three-button fastening on the top’s chest. Chris Smith, BGR, 13 Feb. 2022 The finishing touches included 9ct gold button fastening. Allyson Portee, Forbes, 15 Oct. 2021 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 See More

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First Known Use of fastening

before the 12th century, in the meaning defined above

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13 Sep 2022

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“Fastening.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 30 Sep. 2022.

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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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