Definition of “fastening” - English Dictionary

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“fastening” in British English

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fasteningnoun [ C ]

uk /ˈfɑː.sən.ɪŋ/ us /ˈfæs.sən.ɪŋ/ mainly UK US usually fastener

Examples from literature

  • He broke one of the windows, and inserting his hand undid the fastening and climbed in at the window. 
  • He heard a smash and the destructive clang of the iron fastenings of the shutters. 
  • I was tugging at the fastening of the window when I became aware of Bates at my elbow. 
  • The gate was not fast, and had no good fastening: only a double wooden bar, a poor chain, and a bad lock. 
  • Then he crouched down and fumbled with the leather fastenings. 

(Definition of “fastening” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)