fastener vs fastening what difference

what is difference between fastener and fastening

English

Etymology

fasten +‎ -er

Pronunciation

  • (General American) IPA(key): /ˈfæsənɚ/, /ˈfæsnɚ/
  • (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /ˈfɑːsənə/, /ˈfɑːsnə/
  • (General New Zealand) IPA(key): /ˈfɐːsɘnɘ/, /ˈfɐːsnɘ/
  • Hyphenation: fast‧en‧er, faste‧ner

Noun

fastener (plural fasteners)

  1. Something or someone that fastens.
  2. Mechanically, any device that fastens; especially, a collective term for items such as screws, nuts, washers, clasps, bolts and the like.
    Synonym: clasp

Derived terms

  • pop fastener
  • snap fastener
  • zip fastener

Descendants

  • Japanese: ファスナー (fasunā)

Translations

Further reading

  • fastener on Wikipedia.Wikipedia

Anagrams

  • Feenstra, fenestra, refasten


English

Etymology

fasten +‎ -ing

Pronunciation

  • (UK) IPA(key): /fɑːsənɪŋ/

Verb

fastening

  1. present participle of fasten

Noun

fastening (plural fastenings)

  1. A hook or similar restraint used to fasten things together; fastener.

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