What does the word hinge mean?

Usage examples for hinge

  1. The authorities seem to know that the work opposes the dogma, on which all the thoughts and plans of the Curia now hinge, although Ketteler not long ago showed himself an adherent of the doctrine, and only assailed the opportuneness of defining it. – Letters From Rome on the Council by Johann Joseph Ignaz von Döllinger
  2. And then, said Hinge, this come out, and this is what I want to tell you. – In Direst Peril by David Christie Murray