Definition of fastening in English:



  • A device that closes or secures something.

    ‘a fly-front fastening’
    • ‘The door had iron fastenings which I turned before taking a few cautious steps inside.’
    • ‘Today's reusable nappies are shaped with Velcro fastenings, washable outer and inner liners and an inside liner which can be flushed away.’
    • ‘It is believed to have been made in nearby York, Maine, and is constructed primarily of black walnut using wooden peg fastenings.’
    • ‘No preparation for the test is required, and depending which part of the body is being scanned, the patient may be able to remain fully dressed, in clothes without metal fastenings.’
    • ‘Here, the inspector is looking for any indications that summer storms or winds have loosened the fastenings connecting the roof to the rest of the building.’
    • ‘He said before the advent of modern fastenings, clothes were held together with brooches, or with belts and straps like this one.’
    • ‘This went as far as imitating every detail of wood, down to the joints and fastenings, in rock.’
    • ‘This was my last chance, it would be a matter of a minute and a half before he could finish with the fastenings - I stayed silent.’
    • ‘Reaching over, he pulled loose the Velcro fastenings on the blood pressure monitor and made his way to a full seated position.’
    • ‘With shaking hands, he pulled the criss-crossing fastenings loose, far too intent on the task because of the fear he felt.’
    • ‘Accessories include a zipper doorway, windows, and grommeted fastenings for use in areas of extreme weather.’
    • ‘The Velcro fastenings on my wallet made their characteristic ripping sound as I pulled it open.’
    • ‘All the other fastenings were bolts and, in many cases, I used existing holes.’
    • ‘Copper fastenings had been substituted in all cases in the new work.’
    • ‘This one stood shuddering with cold for a minute or two, head hanging, before he slowly raised his gloved hands and fumbled at the fastenings of his cloak.’
    • ‘You may find yourself going out and buying shoes that have Velcro fastenings instead of laces as the child cannot grasp how to tie their own laces.’
    • ‘The fastenings dug into her wrists as she tried to kick him.’
    • ‘The children are attached to the camels’ back with Velcro fastenings but so rough is the ride that many of them fall off.’
    • ‘The kensai felt the ropes and pikes draw tight, and satisfied that they were secure, moved along to check the rest of the fastenings.’
    • ‘The black Lycra dress made a dramatic return in all its backless glory, and key accessories included brooch fastenings on jackets and crocodile-pattern clutch bags.’
    chains, fetters, shackles, manacles, irons
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