slide fastener

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n slide fastener a fastener for locking together two toothed edges by means of a sliding tab
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Usage

In literature:

We couldn't keep a baby from sliding off her lap unless we fastened him firmly with safety pins.
"Dear Enemy" by Jean Webster
Also he bent on hoisting- gear and connected permanent fastenings with the sliding rings.
"The Mutiny of the Elsinore" by Jack London
The rope was fastened round its upper end to prevent it from sliding down.
"The Lion of the North" by G.A. Henty
Sliding doors should be hung on wrought iron runways, fastened tightly to the wall.
"Scientific American Supplement, No. 520, December 19, 1885" by Various
My collar bones are fastened to my shoulder blades and my breastbone; they keep my arms from sliding too far forward.
"Object Lessons on the Human Body" by Sarah F. Buckelew and Margaret W. Lewis
On the ends of the shorter cross-piece are fastened the runners that slide over the ice.
"Six Little Bunkers at Grandpa Ford's" by Laura Lee Hope
Then you can haul up the rope, fasten it to the chimney, and slide down.
"Bully and Bawly No-Tail" by Howard R. Garis
The next move is to slide cautiously the strong bar and undo the chain which fastens the gate.
"Stories of Later American History" by Wilbur F. Gordy
The inside end was fastened to a stone seat, and they were thus enabled to slide down it on the other side.
"With Lee in Virginia" by G. A. Henty
Only wants a rope with one end fastened in here, and then we could slide down.
"The Adventures of Don Lavington" by George Manville Fenn
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In news:

The patented Press-N-Slide Button allows super-fast lower jaw adjustment, providing a sure fit on a fastener, tubing, or even flat object.
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