Fastening vs Locking - What's the difference?

fastening | locking |


As verbs the difference between fastening and locking

is that fastening is present participle of to fasten while locking is .

As nouns the difference between fastening and locking

is that fastening is a hook or similar restraint used to fasten things together while locking is the act by which something is locked.

fastening

English

Verb

(head)
  • Present participle of to fasten.
  • Noun

    (en noun)
  • a hook or similar restraint used to fasten things together
  • locking

    English

    Verb

    (head)
  • Noun

    (en noun)
  • The act by which something is locked.
  • * 1862 , Wilkie Collins, No Name
  • On the other hand, it was just as probable that these comings and goings, these lockings and unlockings, might be attributable to the existence of some private responsibility, which had unexpectedly intruded itself into the old man's easy existence...
  • (computing) Using a lock or a mutex to restrict the access to a part of a code to at most one process.
  • Derived terms

    * double-checked locking