Meaning of “hinge” in the English Dictionary

"hinge" in British English

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hingenoun [ C ]

uk /hɪndʒ/ us /hɪndʒ/

a piece of metal that fastens the edge of a door, window, lid, etc. to something else and allows it to open or close:

We had to take the front door off its hinges to get our new sofa into the house.
adjective uk /hɪndʒd/ us /hɪndʒd/

a hinged lid

(Definition of “hinge” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"hinge" in American English

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hingenoun [ C ]

us /ˈhɪndʒ/

a folding device, usually made of metal, that is attached to a door, gate, or lid on one side, allowing it to open and close

(Definition of “hinge” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)