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bind to make secure by fastening, as with cord or the like. [1/13 definitions]
binding the act of fastening, securing, and holding tight or together. [2/6 definitions]
bolt1 a strong metal fastening rod with a shaped head at one end and a blunt threaded screw at the other, used with a matching threaded nut. [1/14 definitions]
carabiner a D-shaped coupling link with a safety closure used for fastening ropes in mountaineering.
clip2 a piece of jewelry attached by a fastening clip. [1/5 definitions]
cordon a showy cord or braid used as a fastening or ornament. [1/3 definitions]
hook and eye a clothes-fastening device having a small metal hook, on one side of the opening, that attaches to a loop or small bar on the other side.
knot1 a tight intertwining of material such as rope, string, yarn, or the like, usu. to form a fastening. [1/14 definitions]
latch a fastening or lock, as for a door, with a bar or bolt that falls or slides into a catch, slot, or hole. [1/2 definitions]
padlock a portable lock for fastening doors, boxes, cables, and the like. [1/2 definitions]
pillory in former times, a wooden structure that had holes for fastening the head and hands of someone who had violated the law and had been sentenced to public ridicule. [1/3 definitions]
shoelace a string or cord for fastening a shoe.
thong a narrow strip of leather or the like, used esp. as a fastening or as a whiplash. [1/2 definitions]
toggle a fastening of this sort used as an ornament on a jacket or coat. [1/4 definitions]
Velcro trademark for a fastening device consisting of a strip of nylon tape with tiny hooklike loops that attach to a strip with a matted surface, used esp. on clothing and cloth furnishings.