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 History of this Word

"captive" is from "captivus", (prisoner), spoken by ancient people in central Italy around 700 B.C.

"fasten" is from "fastnen", spoken by people in England during 1100-1550 A.D.
which is from "f?stnian", spoken by people in England during 450-1100 A.D.

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grammar is noun

"captive fastener" is a type of fastener, screw


captive fastener illustration A fastener that is loosely held in place and can not separate from fastened object. Usually manufactured from metal with various designs.

Examples of how the word is used

captive fastener illustration The two pieces are held together with a captivated screw to allow for breakdown and easy packing when not in use.
captive fastener illustration The captivated bolt allows the user to quickly tighten this hanger without fumbling or dropping hardware during the installation process.