fastening

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

fasten +‎ -ing

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

fastening

  1. present participle of fasten

Noun[edit]

fastening (plural fastenings)

  1. 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.