Latch

Definition of Latch

Pronunciation: lăcht
v. t.1.To smear; to anoint.
n.1.That which fastens or holds; a lace; a snare.
2.A movable piece which holds anything in place by entering a notch or cavity; specifically, the catch which holds a door or gate when closed, though it be not bolted.
3.(Naut.) A latching.
4.A crossbow.
v. t.1.To catch so as to hold.
[imp. & p. p. Latched (lăcht); p. pr. & vb. n. Latching.]
Those that remained threw darts at our men, and latching our darts, sent them again at us.
- Golding.
2.To catch or fasten by means of a latch.
The door was only latched.
- Locke.

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