closure (part of speech: noun)
fastening (part of speech: verb)
grappling iron, wedge, bar, dowel, thong, latchet, mortise, guy wire, screw, hook and eye, stud, girdle, lug, grip, brake, padlock, mooring, rope, safety pin, tag, pawl, harness, thumbtack, cable, lacing, turnbuckle
fastener (part of speech: noun)
hasp, connector, brace, knitting, stay, anchor, bracket, nail, glue, hinge, spike, vinculum, lace, hitch, snap, tie, link, belt, paste, grapnel, hook, cinch, medium, cotter, stitch, fastening, middleman, guy, cleat, fuse, rivet, staple, thread, suture, clasp, closure, string, band, agent, chain, buckle, weld, seal, pin, catch, braid, lock, clamp, twine, hawser, rabbet, binding, ligament, clinch, mediator, brad, cincture, coupling, latch, bonding, splice, zipper, clip, binder, bolt, skewer, tack, strap, knot, mucilage, bond, vise, button, go-between, cement
- Dinner is serious work, for he sweats at it as much as at his labor, and he is a terrible fastener on a piece of beef. - "The Complete Essays of C. D. Warner", Charles Dudley Warner.
- Off comes the wrapper; a little leather case is disclosed, a mysterious fastener undone, and there inside, in its velvet shelter, lies an exquisite diamond ring that glistens and flashes up into her enchanted eyes. - "Molly Bawn", Margaret Wolfe Hamilton.
- The vice- president tore it open and read rapidly through the file of letters it had enclosed, tearing them one by one from the hold of the brass fastener at the upper left- hand corner as he glanced them over. - "The Honorable Senator Sage-Brush", Francis Lynde.