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A metal fastener with a hinged slotted part that fits over a staple and is secured by a pin, bolt, or padlock.
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  1. A metal fastener with a hinged slotted part that fits over a staple and is secured by a pin, bolt, or padlock.
  2. A hinged metal fastening for a door, window, lid, etc.; esp., a metal piece that fits over a staple and is held in place by a pin or padlock
The sound of heavy footsteps
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  1. The sound of heavy footsteps
  2. Any of various tools with opposing, often adjustable sides or parts for bracing objects or holding them together.
Anything used to fasten; bolt, clasp, hook, lock, button, etc.
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  1. Anything used to fasten; bolt, clasp, hook, lock, button, etc.
  2. The act or way of making something fast, or secure
  3. Something, such as a hook, used to attach one thing to another firmly.
A clasp on a strap that fits into a matching part on a post, another strap, etc. thereby securing the strap
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  1. A clasp on a strap that fits into a matching part on a post, another strap, etc. thereby securing the strap
  2. A clasp for fastening two ends, as of straps or a belt, in which a device attached to one of the ends is fitted or coupled to the other.
  3. An ornament that resembles this clasp, such as a metal square on a shoe or hat.
A curved or sharply bent device, usually of metal, used to catch, drag, suspend, or fasten something else.
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  1. A curved or sharply bent device, usually of metal, used to catch, drag, suspend, or fasten something else.
  2. A small metal catch inserted in a loop, or eye, to fasten clothes together
  3. A curved piece of metal, wood, etc. fastened to a wall or chain at one end, used to hang things on, raise things up, etc.
A device operated by a key, combination, or keycard and used, as on a door, for holding, closing, or securing.
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  1. A device operated by a key, combination, or keycard and used, as on a door, for holding, closing, or securing.
  2. An enclosed part of a canal, waterway, etc. equipped with gates so that the level of the water can be changed to raise or lower boats from one level to another
  3. A mechanical device furnished with a bolt and usually a spring, for fastening a door, strongbox, etc. by means of a key or combination
Something that connects, binds, or joins; bond; link
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  1. Something that connects, binds, or joins; bond; link
  2. One of the timbers or slabs of concrete laid across a railroad bed to support the rails.
  3. A string, lace, cord, etc. used to tie things
A small ornamental button mounted on a short post for insertion through an eyelet, as on a dress shirt.
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  1. A small ornamental button mounted on a short post for insertion through an eyelet, as on a dress shirt.
  2. A small, buttonlike device with a smaller button or shank on the back, inserted in a shirt front as an ornament or fastener
  3. A metal crossbar bracing a link, as in a chain cable
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  1. Visa
  2. A device, usually fastened to a workbench, consisting of two jaws opened and closed by a screw, lever, etc. and used for holding firmly an object being worked on
  3. A heavy clamp, usually mounted on a workbench and operated by a screw or lever, used in carpentry or metalworking to hold a piece in position.
A hole or recess cut, as in a piece of wood, to receive a projecting part (tenon) shaped to fit into it, or to receive a lock
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  1. A hole or recess cut, as in a piece of wood, to receive a projecting part (tenon) shaped to fit into it, or to receive a lock
  2. (Printing) A hole cut in a plate for insertion of type.
  3. A usually rectangular cavity in a piece of wood, stone, or other material, prepared to receive a tenon and thus form a joint.
(Sports) The manner of holding a ball, bat, club, racket, etc.
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  1. (Sports) The manner of holding a ball, bat, club, racket, etc.
  2. Any special manner of clasping hands by which members of a secret or fraternal society identify one another as such
  3. The act of taking firmly and holding fast with the hand, teeth, an instrument, etc.; secure grasp; firm hold
A thing clipped; specif., the amount of wool clipped from sheep at one time or in one season
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  1. A thing clipped; specif., the amount of wool clipped from sheep at one time or in one season
  2. Any of various devices that clip or fasten things together, grip or hold something, etc.
  3. (Film, TV) A sequence of film, videotape, etc., as a short selection taken from a longer feature or a brief piece inserted in a newscast
A metal bar attached to the ribbon of a military decoration to show a subsequent award of the same medal or to specify the type or place of service
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  1. A metal bar attached to the ribbon of a military decoration to show a subsequent award of the same medal or to specify the type or place of service
  2. A fastener or holder, particularly one that clasps.
  3. A small metal bar or other device attached to the ribbon of a military decoration to indicate the action or service for which it was awarded or an additional award of the same medal.
A small nuclear power source designed to provide electricity for satellites, remote automatic weather stations, etc.
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  1. A small nuclear power source designed to provide electricity for satellites, remote automatic weather stations, etc.
  2. A thin, crisp, usually circular cookie:
  3. The sound produced by rapid movement of a finger from the thumb tip to the base of the thumb.
A threaded metal rod or pin for joining parts, having a head and usually used with a nut
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  1. A threaded metal rod or pin for joining parts, having a head and usually used with a nut
  2. A similar bar in a lock, moved by a key
  3. A metal bar or rod in the mechanism of a lock that is thrown or withdrawn by turning the key.
Any of various flat baked confections that are typically dense and harder than cakes and served cut into rectangular pieces.
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  1. Any of various flat baked confections that are typically dense and harder than cakes and served cut into rectangular pieces.
  2. A strip, stripe, band, or broad line, as of light or color
  3. Any piece of wood, metal, etc. longer than it is wide or thick, often used as a barrier, fastening, lever, etc.; specif., one of a series of such pieces enclosing a cage, jail cell, etc.
A cord or ribbon used to draw and tie together two opposite edges, as of a shoe.
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  1. A cord or ribbon used to draw and tie together two opposite edges, as of a shoe.
  2. A delicate fabric made of yarn or thread in an open weblike pattern.
  3. A string, ribbon, etc. used to draw together and fasten the parts of a shoe, corset, etc. by being drawn through eyelets or over hooks
A touch of liquor added to a beverage or food.
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  1. A touch of liquor added to a beverage or food.
  2. Gold or silver braid used to trim a uniform, etc.
  3. A small amount, as of liquor or a flavoring, added to something
(Informal) A firm grip
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  1. (Informal) A firm grip
  2. A saddle or pack girth
  3. An encircling cord, band, or belt.
(Sports) An iron golf club with a very slanted face, used to lift the ball sharply upward, as from sand.
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  1. (Sports) An iron golf club with a very slanted face, used to lift the ball sharply upward, as from sand.
  2. A piece of hard material, as wood or metal, tapering from a thick back to a thin edge that can be driven or forced into a narrow opening, as to split wood, lift a heavy weight, or fix something firmly in place
  3. A piece of material, such as metal or wood, thick at one edge and tapered to a thin edge at the other for insertion in a narrow crevice, used for splitting, tightening, securing, or levering.
A slender, usually cylindrical piece of wood or metal for holding or fastening parts together, or serving as a support for suspending one thing from another, as:
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  1. A slender, usually cylindrical piece of wood or metal for holding or fastening parts together, or serving as a support for suspending one thing from another, as:
  2. Something, such as a safety pin, that resembles such a piece of wire in shape or use.
  3. A short, straight, stiff piece of wire with a blunt head and a sharp point, used especially for fastening.
A pin that prevents the premature or accidental detonation of an explosive device, such as a bomb or grenade.
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  1. A pin that prevents the premature or accidental detonation of an explosive device, such as a bomb or grenade.
  2. A pin, in the form of a clasp, that has a guard to cover the sharp point; used to join two pieces of fabric etc together temporarily
  3. A pin in the form of a clasp, having a sheath to cover and hold the point.
A measure of length formerly used for cloth, equal to116 yard (5.7 centimeters).
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  1. A measure of length formerly used for cloth, equal to116 yard (5.7 centimeters).
  2. Something resembling a nail in shape, sharpness, or use.
  3. A slim, pointed piece of metal hammered into material as a fastener.
A similar device used to fasten or strengthen seams, as on work clothes
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  1. A similar device used to fasten or strengthen seams, as on work clothes
  2. A metal bolt or pin with a head on one end, used to fasten plates or beams together by passing it through holes in them and then hammering down the plain end into a head so as to lock it in place
An approach to accomplishing a goal or a method of dealing with a problem.
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  1. An approach to accomplishing a goal or a method of dealing with a problem.
  2. A change of direction in which the sail or sails shift from one side of the vessel to the other
  3. A short, light nail with a sharp point and a flat head.
A tack with a wide, flat head that can be pressed into a board, etc. with the thumb
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  1. A tack with a wide, flat head that can be pressed into a board, etc. with the thumb
  2. A tack with a smooth, rounded head that can be pressed into place with the thumb.
  3. A small nail-like tack with a slightly rounded head that can be pressed into place with light pressure from the thumb; used for hanging light articles on a wall or noticeboard
A twist or turn, as of a screw.
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  1. A twist or turn, as of a screw.
  2. A metal pin with incised threads and a broad slotted head that can be driven as a fastener by turning with a screwdriver, especially:
  3. A mechanical device for fastening things together, consisting essentially of a cylindrical or conical piece of metal threaded evenly around its outside surface with an advancing spiral ridge and commonly having a slotted head: it penetrates only by being turned, as with a screwdriver
A short cylinder of wood, metal, etc., usually fitted into corresponding holes in two pieces to fasten them together
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  1. A short cylinder of wood, metal, etc., usually fitted into corresponding holes in two pieces to fasten them together
  2. A piece of wood driven into a wall to act as an anchor for nails.
A handle or lever on a machine
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  1. A handle or lever on a machine
  2. A device for slowing or stopping motion, as of a vehicle, especially by contact friction.
  3. A machine for turning or bending the edges of sheet metal
A detachable cover with rings or clamps for holding sheets of paper together
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  1. A detachable cover with rings or clamps for holding sheets of paper together
  2. (Law) A down payment on a piece of real property that secures the payor the right to purchase the property from the payee upon an agreement of terms.
  3. Something that is used to bind things together, often referring to the mechanism that accomplishes this for a book.
The action of one that binds:
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  1. The action of one that binds:
  2. A band or bandage
  3. The material that holds the pages of a book together, especially the cover:
The joint formed by welding.
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  1. The joint formed by welding.
  2. The union of two metal parts by welding.
  3. A surname​ possibly deriving from the Old English word for woodland. The family is mainly located in the Southern regions of England.
Any small disk, knob, etc. used as a fastening or ornament, as one put through a buttonhole on a garment
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  1. Any small disk, knob, etc. used as a fastening or ornament, as one put through a buttonhole on a garment
  2. A usually round flat badge that bears a design or printed information and is typically pinned to a garment:
  3. (Comput.) On a computer screen, a stylized figure resembling a button or knob, that is clicked or touched so as to select an option or activate a function
A device used to fasten and unfasten two adjoining edges of material, as on the placket of a dress, the fly of a pair of trousers, etc.: it consists of two rows of tiny interlocking tabs which are joined or separated by sliding a part up or down
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  1. A device used to fasten and unfasten two adjoining edges of material, as on the placket of a dress, the fly of a pair of trousers, etc.: it consists of two rows of tiny interlocking tabs which are joined or separated by sliding a part up or down
  2. An oblong, horizontal, rectangular electronic sign on which moving messages of text, data, etc. may be scrolled, using flashing lights, LED displays, etc.
  3. A fastening device consisting of parallel rows of metal or plastic teeth on adjacent edges of an opening that are interlocked by a sliding tab.
A removable lock with a hinged or pivoting link to be passed through a staple, chain, or eye
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  1. A removable lock with a hinged or pivoting link to be passed through a staple, chain, or eye
  2. A detachable lock with a U-shaped bar hinged at one end, designed to be passed through the staple of a hasp or a link in a chain and then snapped shut.
(--- Informal) A person considered to be an attractive or admirable romantic partner.
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  1. (--- Informal) A person considered to be an attractive or admirable romantic partner.
  2. A paradox in a law, regulation, or practice that makes one a victim of its provisions no matter what one does
  3. The act of catching, especially the grabbing and holding of a thrown, kicked, or batted ball before it hits the ground.
A written promise to pay or forfeit money or perform some act upon the occurrence or nonoccurrence of a specific act or the passage of a specified amount of time. See also indenture. A written promise to pay or forfeit money or perform some act upon the occurrence or nonoccurrence of a specific act or the passage of a specified amount of time. See also indenture.
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  1. A written promise to pay or forfeit money or perform some act upon the occurrence or nonoccurrence of a specific act or the passage of a specified amount of time. See also indenture. A written promise to pay or forfeit money or perform some act upon the occurrence or nonoccurrence of a specific act or the passage of a specified amount of time. See also indenture.
  2. (Masonry) The way in which bricks, stones, etc. are lapped upon one another in building
  3. A substance or device, as glue, solder, or a chain, which holds things together or unites them
A group of musicians playing together, esp. upon wind and percussion instruments
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  1. A group of musicians playing together, esp. upon wind and percussion instruments
  2. A narrow strip of cloth used to bind, line, decorate, etc.; binding; banding
  3. A thin strip of flexible material used to encircle and bind one object or to hold a number of objects together:
Beliefs, habits, ties, etc. that make one feel secure
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  1. Beliefs, habits, ties, etc. that make one feel secure
  2. (Figuratively) Something to which one adheres to, or the means that help one maintain a stable position and keep one's identity - moral, intellectual, political, etc.
  3. Equipment, such as anchors or chains, for holding fast a vessel or aircraft.
A thick, strong cord made of intertwisted strands of fiber, thin wires, leather strips, etc.
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  1. A thick, strong cord made of intertwisted strands of fiber, thin wires, leather strips, etc.
  2. A ropelike string of things put together by or as by twisting, twining, braiding, or threading
  3. A string of items attached in one line, especially by twisting or braiding:
A thick, heavy rope, now often of wire strands
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  1. A thick, heavy rope, now often of wire strands
  2. A bundle of insulated wires through which an electric current can be passed: telegraph or telephone cables are often laid under the ground or on the ocean floor
  3. The strong, heavy chain attached to a ship's anchor: anchor cables were formerly of rope
Alternative spelling of guy-wire.
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  1. Alternative spelling of guy-wire.
  2. A metal guy rope used to stabilize a tall structure (such as a radio mast).
A cable or rope used in mooring or towing a ship.
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  1. A cable or rope used in mooring or towing a ship.
A person who anchors a team, newscast, etc.
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  1. A person who anchors a team, newscast, etc.
  2. A major retail store, corporate headquarters, etc. that stabilizes or stimulates the economic activity of the shopping center, office building, etc. where it is located
  3. A heavy object, usually a shaped iron weight with flukes, lowered by cable or chain to the bottom of a body of water to keep a vessel from drifting
(Nautical) A grappling iron.
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  1. (Nautical) A grappling iron.
  2. A small anchor with usually four or five curved, pointed arms, used for anchoring a small boat, dragging the bottom for objects, or grasping and holding fast to something
A connected, flexible series of links, typically of metal, used especially for holding objects together, for restraining, or for transmitting mechanical power.
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  1. A connected, flexible series of links, typically of metal, used especially for holding objects together, for restraining, or for transmitting mechanical power.
  2. Such a set of links, often of precious metal and with pendants attached, worn as an ornament or symbol of office.
  3. A group of atoms, often of the same element, bound together in a line, branched line, or ring to form a molecule. &diamf3; In a straight chain , each of the constituent atoms is attached to other single atoms, not to groups of atoms. &diamf3; In a branched chain , side groups are attached to the chain. &diamf3; In a closed chain , the atoms are arranged in the shape of a ring.
(Dated) The complete dress, especially in a military sense, of a man or a horse; armour in general.
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  1. (Dated) The complete dress, especially in a military sense, of a man or a horse; armour in general.
  2. Something resembling such gear or tackle, as the arrangement of straps used to hold a parachute to the body.
  3. The assemblage of leather straps and metal pieces by which a horse, mule, etc. is fastened to a vehicle, plow, or load
A narrow band formed into a loop for grasping with the hand.
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  1. A narrow band formed into a loop for grasping with the hand.
  2. A thin flat metal or plastic band used for fastening or clamping objects together or into position.
  3. A narrow strip or band of leather or other flexible material, often with a buckle or similar fastener at one end, for binding or securing things
A garment for the lower body that exposes the buttocks, consisting of a narrow strip of fabric that passes between the thighs supported by a waistband.
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  1. A garment for the lower body that exposes the buttocks, consisting of a narrow strip of fabric that passes between the thighs supported by a waistband.
  2. A sandal held on the foot by a strip that fits between the first and second toes and is connected to a strap usually passing over the top or around the sides of the foot.
  3. A kind of bikini swimsuit bottom having only a narrow strip of fabric that goes between the legs and attaches in back to a waistband, so as to show the buttocks
A band made around the trunk of a tree by the removal of a strip of bark.
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  1. A band made around the trunk of a tree by the removal of a strip of bark.
  2. To kill a tree or woody shrub by removing or destroying a band of bark and cambium from its circumference. The plants die because the distribution of food down from the leaves (through the phloem) and sometimes the flow of water and nutrients up from the roots (through the xylem) is disrupted, and the cambium can no longer regenerate these vascular tissues to repair the damage. Unwanted trees, such as invasive or nonnative species, are often eliminated by girdling. Some plant diseases kill trees by destroying a ring of cambium and so girdling them. Gnawing animals, especially rodents, can also girdle trees.
  3. An elasticized, flexible undergarment worn over the waist and hips to give the body a more slender appearance.
A spring lock, as for a door, that is opened from the outside by a key.
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  1. A spring lock, as for a door, that is opened from the outside by a key.
  2. A fastening for a window, etc.
  3. A fastening for a door or gate, esp. one capable of being worked from either side by means of a lever and consisting of a bar that drops into a notch in a piece attached to the doorjamb or gatepost
A thin piece of wire shaped as three sides of a square so that it can be driven into thin or soft material, such as paper, and bent to function as a fastener.
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  1. A thin piece of wire shaped as three sides of a square so that it can be driven into thin or soft material, such as paper, and bent to function as a fastener.
  2. A similar piece of thin wire driven through papers and clinched over as a binding
  3. A similarly shaped piece of metal with pointed ends, driven into a surface to secure a bolt, hook, hasp, or length of wiring.
Any of various picks or rods having a function or shape similar to a skewer.
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  1. Any of various picks or rods having a function or shape similar to a skewer.
  2. Any of several things shaped or used like a meat skewer
  3. A long metal or wooden pin used to secure or suspend food during cooking; a spit.
A copper or brass fitting to which electrical wires can be soldered or otherwise connected.
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  1. A copper or brass fitting to which electrical wires can be soldered or otherwise connected.
  2. A handle or projection used as a hold or support.
  3. Any of a series of raised or projecting areas as on an automobile tire or the sole of a boot, for increasing traction
A short, familiar quotation, often, specif., one used as such an ending
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  1. A short, familiar quotation, often, specif., one used as such an ending
  2. A loop on a garment for hanging it up, or on a boot for pulling it on
  3. A strip of leather, paper, metal, or plastic attached to something or hung from a wearer's neck to identify, classify, or label:
A latch consisting of a hook that is inserted in a screw eye.
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  1. A latch consisting of a hook that is inserted in a screw eye.
  2. A clothes fastener consisting of a small blunt metal hook that is inserted in a corresponding loop or eyelet.
A hinged or pivoted device adapted to fit into a notch of a ratchet wheel to impart forward motion or prevent backward motion.
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  1. A hinged or pivoted device adapted to fit into a notch of a ratchet wheel to impart forward motion or prevent backward motion.
  2. A mechanical device allowing rotation in only one direction: one type consists of a hinged tongue, the tip of which engages the notches of a ratchet wheel, preventing backward motion
A leather thong or strap used to fasten a shoe or sandal on the foot.
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  1. A leather thong or strap used to fasten a shoe or sandal on the foot.
  2. (Obsolete) A thong or cord, especially one used to fasten a shoe.
  3. (Archaic) A strap or lace for fastening a sandal or shoe to the foot
A metal coupling device consisting of an oblong piece internally threaded at both ends into which the corresponding sections of two threaded rods are screwed in order to form a unit that can be adjusted for tension or length.
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  1. A metal coupling device consisting of an oblong piece internally threaded at both ends into which the corresponding sections of two threaded rods are screwed in order to form a unit that can be adjusted for tension or length.
(Baseball) The catching of a ball in flight and holding it firmly
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  1. (Baseball) The catching of a ball in flight and holding it firmly
  2. A tricky or disadvantageous condition; a catch:
  3. A device for fastening something or for checking motion:
A fastening, as a hook, buckle, or catch, to hold two things or parts together
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  1. A fastening, as a hook, buckle, or catch, to hold two things or parts together
  2. A small metal bar or other device attached to the ribbon of a military decoration to indicate the action or service for which it was awarded or an additional award of the same medal.
  3. A fastener or holder, particularly one that clasps.
A small metal catch inserted in a loop, or eye, to fasten clothes together
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  1. A small metal catch inserted in a loop, or eye, to fasten clothes together
  2. A curved or bent piece of metal, wood, etc. used to catch, hold, or pull something
  3. (Basketball) A hook shot.
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