make·​fast ˈmāk-ˌfast How to pronounce makefast (audio)
: something (such as a post or buoy) to which a boat can be fastened

Word History

First Known Use

1898, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of makefast was in 1898

Dictionary Entries Near makefast

Cite this Entry

“Makefast.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 Jul. 2024.

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!