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A latch

Etymology[edit | edit source]

Middle English latche (a latch) from lacchen (to seize) from Old English læċċan (to grasp, take hold of, catch, seize) from Proto-Germanic *lak(w)janan, lakkijanan (to seize) from Proto-Indo-European *(s)lag-, (s)lagw- (to take, seize).

Pronunciation[edit | edit source]

Noun[edit | edit source]

Singular
Latch

Plural
latch

Latch (latch)

  1. A fastening for a door that has a bar that fits into a notch or slot, and is lifted by a lever or string from either side
  2. A flip-flop electronic circuit
  3. (obsolete) A latching.
  4. (obsolete) A crossbow.

Derived terms[edit | edit source]

Translations[edit | edit source]

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Verb[edit | edit source]

Infinitive
to Latch

Third person singular
latch

Simple past
-

Past participle
-

Present participle
es

to Latch (third-person singular simple present latch, present participle es, simple past and past participle -)

  1. To close or lock as if with a latch

Derived terms[edit | edit source]

Translations[edit | edit source]

fa:latch fr:latch io:latch hu:latch ml:latch pl:latch fi:latch ta:latch te:latch vi:latch zh:latch

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