EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR FASTENING
It was pushed to, but not locked, and had no fastening upon it except the lock, in which was the key.
The manner of fastening the ribs to the frame pieces is optional.
Evidently the fastening was serving him better than he had dared hope.
He was giving up hope for Hermione and fastening hope on Vere.
Two small screw-eyes are placed in the boat, for fastening it to the davits.
When cooked, remove the cloth and put in a clean one, fastening it as before.
At the third blow the fastening gave, and the sides fell apart.
And then I saw him fastening upon his forehead an image-lens.
“Please answer,” said Palla, fastening her gown before the pier glass.
Rosina had come over to her and was fastening the hooks of her bodice.
Old English fæstnian "make fast, firm," also "ratify, betroth," from Proto-Germanic *fastinojanan (cf. Old Frisian festnia "to make firm, bind fast," Old Saxon fastnon, Old High German fastnion, Old Norse fastna "to pledge, betroth"), from *fastuz (see fast (adj.)). Related: Fastened; fastener; fastening.