- a hook and loop, used to fasten armor or clothing
- a metal bracket used in building to hold stones together
Origin of agraffeFrench agrafe ; from agrafer, to hook ; from Old French agraper, to fasten ; from grapon, hook ; from Frankish an unverified form krappo (see grape); form influenced, influence by Old French grafe, pointed tool ; from Classical Latin graphium, stylus ; from Classical Greek grapheion, a chisel
- A hook-and-loop arrangement used for a clasp on armor and clothing.
- A cramp iron for holding stones together in building.
Origin of agraffeFrench agrafe, from agrafer, to hook onto : a-, to (from Latin ad-; see ad–) + grafer, to hook (from grafe, hook, from Old High German krapfo).