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Each week, small crews of workers fan out across New York to deliver advertising circulars full of coupons known as mailers.
Hazard: The snaps on these garments can detach, posing a choking hazard to young children.snap fastener 按扣, 撳扭
An accomplished man: no trouble with strange fastenings.
IN THE annals of fashion the snap-fastener, or press-stud, holds a humble place. Few care that it was invented in Germany, as the Federknopf-Verschluss, in the 1880s. Not many appreciate that some varieties have discs and grooves, while others boast sockets with studs. And almost no one considers that they give a man style. But Jack Weil did.
Mr Weil reckoned that a cowboy on a horse, if wearing a shirt with buttons, was liable to get snagged on sagebrush or cactus or, worse than that, get a steerhorn straight through his fancy buttonhole. He was pretty certain, too, that a cowboy losing a button would feel disinclined to sew it on again. The answer to all those difficulties was to make shirts with snap-fasteners. And for 62 years, in a red-brick warehouse in the LoDo district of Denver, Mr Weil did exactly that.
press stud UK noun [C] (US snap)
a small clothes fastener with two usually round parts, one of which is pushed into the other
WordNet: sagebrushNote: click on a word meaning below to see its connections and related words.
The noun has one meaning:
Meaning #1: any of several North American composite subshrubs of the genera Artemis or Seriphidium
Synonym: sage brush
fasten Show phonetics
verb [I or T]
1 to (cause something to) become firmly fixed together, or in position, or closed:
Make sure your seat belt is securely fastened.
This shirt fastens at the back.
2 fasten sth on/to/together, etc. to fix one thing to another:
I fastened the sticker to the windscreen.
fastener Show phonetics
a button, zip or other device for temporarily joining together the parts of things such as clothes
fastening Show phonetics
a device on a window, door, box, etc. for keeping it closed
v., snapped, snap·ping, snaps. v.intr.
- To make a brisk sharp cracking sound: "Logs snapped in the grate" (James Fox).
- To break suddenly with a brisk, sharp, cracking sound.
- To give way abruptly under pressure or tension: With so many people crowding onto the platform, its supports snapped.
- To suffer a physical or mental breakdown, especially while under stress: feared that the troops would snap from fatigue.
- To bring the jaws briskly together, often with a clicking sound; bite.
- To snatch or grasp suddenly and with eagerness: snap at a chance to go to China.
- To speak abruptly or sharply: snapped at the child.
- To move swiftly and smartly: snap to attention. See synonyms at jerk1.
- To flash or appear to flash light; sparkle: eyes that snapped with anger.
- To open, close, or fit together with a click: The lock snapped shut. The jacket snaps in front.
- To snatch at with or as if with the teeth; bite.
- To pull apart or break with a snapping sound.
- To utter abruptly or sharply: The sergeant snapped out a command.
- To cause to emit a snapping sound: snap a whip.
- To close or latch with a snapping sound: snapped the purse shut.
- To cause to move abruptly and smartly: "His head was snapped back by a sudden scream from the bed" (James Michener).
- To take (a photograph).
- To photograph: snapped the winner on the podium.
- Football. To center (a football); hike.
- A sudden sharp cracking sound or the action producing such a sound.
- A sudden breaking.
- A clasp, catch, or other fastening device that operates with a snapping sound.
- A sudden attempt to bite, snatch, or grasp.
- The sound produced by rapid movement of a finger from the thumb tip to the base of the thumb.
- The act of producing this sound.
- The sudden release of something held under pressure or tension.
- A thin, crisp, usually circular cookie: a ginger snap.
- Capacity to make a snapping sound; elasticity: This waistband has lost its snap.
- Informal. Briskness, liveliness, or energy.
- A brief spell of brisk, cold weather.
- Something accomplished without effort. See synonyms at breeze1.
- A snapshot.
- The taking of a snapshot.
- A snap bean.
- Football. The passing of a football from the center to a back that initiates each play. Also called hike.
- Made or done suddenly, with little or no preparation: a snap decision.
- Fastening with a snap: snap pockets.
- Informal. Simple; easy: a snap assignment.
With a snap.
- To recover quickly.
- To pay attention or begin complying abruptly.
- To acquire quickly: snapped up the tickets.
snap out of it Informal.
- To move quickly back to one's normal condition from an undesirable condition, such as depression, grief, or self-pity.
[Probably from Middle English snappe, a quick bite, probably from Middle Low German or Middle Dutch snappen, to seize, snap.]