Clasp

• (v. t.) To inclose and hold in the hand or with the arms; to grasp; to embrace. • (v. t.) To shut or fasten together with, or as with, a clasp; to shut or fasten (a clasp, or that which fastens with a clasp). • (n.) An adjustable catch, bent plate, or hook, for holding together two objects or the parts of anything, as the ends of a...
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clasp

1. A part of a removable partial denture that acts as a direct retainer and/or stabiliser for the denture by partially surrounding or contacting an abutment tooth. ... 2. A direct retainer of a removable partial denture, usually consisting of two arms joined by a body which connects with an occlusal rest; at least one arm of a clasp usually termina...
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clasp

clench noun the act of grasping; `he released his clasp on my arm`; `he has a strong grip for an old man`; `she kept a firm hold on the railing`
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CLASP

[British Rail] The CLASP (Consortium of Local Authorities Special Programme) system was a scheme developed in the 1950s by English local authorities to devise a method of designing and assembling prefabricated buildings for use in the public sector. The former Southern Region of British Rail, the state-owned railway operator, adopted the sy...
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Clasp

Clasp noun 1. An adjustable catch, bent plate, or hook, for holding together two objects or the parts of anything, as the ends of a belt, the covers of a book, etc. 2. A close embrace; a throwing of the arms around; a grasping, as with the hand. Clasp knife , a large knife,...
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Clasp

Clasp transitive verb [ imperfect & past participle Clasped ; present participle & verbal noun Clasping ] [ Middle English claspen , clapsen , probably akin to English clap .] 1. To shut or fasten together w...
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clasp

A fastening mechanism that opens and closes to attach and detach the two ends of a piece of jewellery like a bracelet or necklace. The assay mark and maker's assay are usually inscribed on the clasp of a piece of jewellery. Some common types of clasps include the spring right, the barrel, the lobster claw and the hook and eye.
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Clasp

A metal arm extends from a removable partial denture that helps to hold on to natural tooth structure and thus provide anchorage for the denture.
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Clasp

a type of fastener made of two parts, usually on a hook on one piece and a slot on the other. It is used to fasten a girdle or elt, the parts being attached to opposite ends of the piece to be joined.
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Clasp

the metal part of a partial denture and which helps to retain, support, and stabilize the appliance.
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clasp

Type: Term Pronunciation: klasp Definitions: 1. A part of a removable partial denture that acts as a direct retainer or stabilizer for the denture by partially surrounding or contacting an abutment tooth. 2. A direct retainer of a removable partial denture, usually consisting of two arms joined by a body that connects with an occlusal rest; at leas...
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clasp

[n] - a fastener (as a buckle or hook) that is used to hold two things together 2. [n] - the act of grasping 3. [v] - grasp firmly 4. [v] - hold firmly and tightly
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