attaching (part of speech: verb)
fastener (part of speech: noun)
seal, cincture, binder, go-between, knitting, anchor, fastener, middleman, pin, strap, bolt, cinch, mediator, twine, thread, cleat, suture, splice, hitch, spike, skewer, band, brace, belt, hasp, medium, tack, stay, guy, buckle, hawser, bracket, chain, rabbet, link, fuse, button, staple, nail, clamp, cotter, hook, lock, brad, vise, snap, connector, weld, string, bond, closure, mucilage, cement, clip, hinge, stitch, ligament, clinch, paste, braid, agent, knot, grapnel, zipper, tie, vinculum, rivet, glue, clasp, lace, catch, latch
fastening (part of speech: verb)
hinging, strapping, pasting, basting, fusing, sewing, cementing, lashing, gluing, plaiting, suturing, lacing, tethering, stringing, braiding, staying, knotting, stitching, bracketing, welding, weaving, tacking, zipping, linking, chaining, buckling, clinching, tying
closing (part of speech: verb)
- They ran to the crazy door, pushed aside its weak fastening, and found- Uncle Sylvester calmly enjoying a pipe before a blazing fire. - "Sally Dows and Other Stories", Bret Harte.
- He spread out his hood more than ever, and Rikki- tikki saw the spectacle- mark on the back of it that looks exactly like the eye part of a hook- and- eye fastening. - "The Jungle Book", Rudyard Kipling.
- Fastening sipos to it, they accordingly dragged it away. - "On the Banks of the Amazon", W.H.G. Kingston.