Household hardware

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Household hardware, or simply, hardware, is a general term for equipment that can be touched/held by hand such as screws, nuts, washers, keys, locks, hinges, latches, handles, wire, chains, belts, plumbing supplies, electrical supplies, tools, utensils, cutlery and machine parts. Household hardware is typically sold in hardware stores.

Electronic hardware is a specific type of hardware that is generally not sold in hardware stores. The antonym of such hardware is software. Hardware stores focus on selling hard goods or durable goods which do not quickly wear out, but some soft goods or consumables can generally be found in such stores.

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