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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [fas-uh-ner, fah-suh-]
    • /ˈfæs ə nər, ˈfɑ sə-/
    • /ˈfɑːs.ən.ər/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [fas-uh-ner, fah-suh-]
    • /ˈfæs ə nər, ˈfɑ sə-/

Definitions of fastener word

  • noun fastener any of various devices for fastening. 1
  • noun fastener any of various devices, as a snap or hook and eye, for holding together two objects or parts sometimes required to be separate, as two edges or flaps of a piece of clothing. 1
  • noun fastener a worker who fastens things together. 1
  • noun fastener Something or someone that fastens. 1
  • noun fastener clasp: closure on a garment 1
  • noun fastener bolt, screw 1

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Origin of fastener

First appearance:

before 1620
One of the 42% oldest English words
First recorded in 1620-30; fasten + -er1

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Parts of speech for Fastener


fastener popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 81% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
This word is included in each student's vocabulary. Most likely there is at least one movie with this word in the title.

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Synonyms for fastener

noun fastener

  • screw — a metal fastener having a tapered shank with a helical thread, and topped with a slotted head, driven into wood or the like by rotating, especially by means of a screwdriver.
  • latch — a device for holding a door, gate, or the like, closed, consisting basically of a bar falling or sliding into a catch, groove, hole, etc.
  • snap — to make a sudden, sharp, distinct sound; crack, as a whip; crackle.
  • lock — a tress, curl, or ringlet of hair.
  • buckle — A buckle is a piece of metal or plastic attached to one end of a belt or strap, which is used to fasten it.

Antonyms for fastener

noun fastener

  • key — a small metal instrument specially cut to fit into a lock and move its bolt.

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