Etymology
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fastener (n.)

1755, "one who fastens," agent noun from fasten (v.). From 1792 of mechanical devices (for clothing, etc.).

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Definitions of fastener

fastener (n.)
a person who fastens or makes fast;
he found the door fastened and wondered who the fastener was
fastener (n.)
restraint that attaches to something or holds something in place;
Synonyms: fastening / holdfast / fixing
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