agraffe

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Borrowing from French agrafe, from agrafer (to hook).

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agraffe (plural agraffes)

  1. A clasp consisting of a hook which fastens on to a ring.
    • 1819, Walter Scott, Ivanhoe:
      The feather of an ostrich, fastened in her turban by an agraffe set with brilliants, was another distinction of the beautiful Jewess, scoffed and sneered at by the proud dames who sat above her, but secretly envied by those who affected to deride them.
  2. A hook, eyelet, or other device by which a piano wire is so held as to limit the vibration.

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