Part of speech: verb

To fasten, as with a latch.

Part of speech: noun

A catch for fastening a door or the like.

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Usage examples "latch":

  1. She watched the latch. - "The Box with the Broken Seals", E. Phillips Oppenheim.
  2. It was an ordinary wooden gate and it opened with a thumb latch. - "The Window at the White Cat", Mary Roberts Rinehart.
  3. I lifted the great latch and entered. - "The Seaboard Parish, Complete", George MacDonald.