fastening (part of speech: verb)
plaiting, staying, basting, stitching, linking, weaving, gluing, fastening, braiding, knitting, sewing, hitching, lacing, lashing, tethering, suturing, knotting, clinching, zipping, welding, fusing, binding, tying, bracketing, cementing, buckling, tacking, pasting, stringing, coupling, connecting, splicing, chaining, strapping
supporting (part of speech: verb)
- There, too, is the miracle of hinging so much of destiny and of happiness on so small an occasion, that might easily have been no occasion at all. - "Revisiting the Earth", James Langdon Hill.
- Maritime Strategy has never been regarded as hinging on communications, but probably it does so even more than Land Strategy, as will appear from a consideration of maritime communications, and the extent to which they are the main preoccupation of Naval operations. - "Some Principles of Maritime Strategy", Julian Stafford Corbett.
- Three columnar masses of rock- arms, or tentacles, with a dozen hinging joints in each- slowly moved away from the parent mass near the base of the head, and extended toward the Earth man. - "The Planetoid of Peril", Paul Ernst.