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fastening (plural fastenings)
- A hook or similar restraint used to fasten things together; fastener.
- 2020 December 16, “Network News: Broken fastenings caused derailment”, in Rail, page 13:
- The Rail Accident Investigation Branch's preliminary examination of the site of a cement train derailment at Sheffield station on November 11 found that a series of rail fastenings had broken, some before the accident, causing the tracks to spread under the train.