Use the word "fasten" when two things are put together and secured by a clip, a screw, a bolt, a buckle, a button, a string, etc.
In the examples below, "fasten" is a verb:
The word "fastener" is a noun:
Note: The word "fasten" is just one of many words that have a silent "t" in the middle. Other words like this are whistle, listen, nestle, thistle, and castle.
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May 13, 2014