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Princeton's WordNet

  1. snap, snap fastener, press stud(noun)

    a fastener used on clothing; fastens with a snapping sound

    "children can manage snaps better than buttons"


  1. Snap fastener

    A snap fastener is a pair of interlocking discs, made out of a metal or plastic, commonly used in place of buttons to fasten clothing and for similar purposes. A circular lip under one disc fits into a groove on the top of the other, holding them fast until a certain amount of force is applied. Snap fasteners are often used in children's clothing, as they are relatively easy for children to use. Different types of snaps can be attached to fabric or leather by riveting with a punch and die set specific to the type of rivet snaps used, sewing, or plying with special snap pliers. In the famous Chinese Terracotta Army, dating from 210 BC, the horse halters of wagons, made of a gold tube and a silver tube, were joined with a form of snap fasteners. Modern snap fasteners were first patented by German inventor Heribert Bauer in 1885 as the "Federknopf-Verschluss", a novelty fastener for men's trousers. Some attribute the invention to Bertel Sanders, of Denmark. These first versions had an S-shaped spring in the "male" disc instead of a groove. When Jack Weil modified the design and put snaps on his iconic Western shirts, the term "snap" became commonplace and snap fasteners came into use in much Western wear.


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of snap fastener in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of snap fastener in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

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