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also a·grafe  (ə-grăf′)
1. A hook-and-loop arrangement used for a clasp on armor and clothing.
2. A cramp iron for holding stones together in building.

[French agrafe, from agrafer, to hook onto : a-, to (from Latin ad-; see ad-) + grafer, to hook (from grafe, hook, from Old High German krāpfo).]
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(əˈɡræf) or


1. (Clothing & Fashion) a fastening consisting of a loop and hook, formerly used in armour and clothing
2. (Building) a metal cramp used to connect stones
[C18: from French, from grafe a hook]
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or a•grafe


1. a small cramp used on building stones.
2. a clasp, often richly ornamented, for clothing or armor.
[1660–70; < French, variant of agrafe, n. derivative of agrafer to hook]
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References in classic literature ?
The feather of an ostrich, fastened in her turban by an agraffe set with brilliants, was another distinction of the beautiful Jewess, scoffed and sneered at by the proud dames who sat above her, but secretly envied by those who affected to deride them.
Her instrument would have had three strings for each note but would not have had an agraffe yet, invented by Erard in 1808.
Medically, they are caused by pressure on the eyeball Agraffe The wire cage that keeps the cork in a bottle of champagne Wamble The rumbling of a stomach Dysania Not wanting to get up in the morning Muntin The strip separating window panes Vagitus A newborn baby's cry Tittle The dot over a lowercase 'i' or 'j' Rheum The gunky stuff in your eye found after waking up.