Fastener - Wikipedia
A fastener (US English) or fastening (UK English) is a hardware device that mechanically joins or affixes two or more objects together. In general, fasteners are used to create non-permanent joints; that is, joints that can be removed or dismantled without damaging the joining components. Welding is an example of creating permanent joints. Steel fasteners are usually made of stainless steel ...
Fastener - definition of fastener by The Free Dictionary
Noun: 1. fastener - a person who fastens or makes fast; "he found the door fastened and wondered who the fastener was"