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latchnoun [C]

uk   /lætʃ/  us   /lætʃ/
a device for keeping a door or gate closed, consisting of a metal bar that fits into a hole and is lifted by pushing down on another bar
on the latch UK
closed but not locked: Don't forget to leave the front door on the latch if you go to bed before I get back.

latchverb [I or T]

uk   /lætʃ/  us   /lætʃ/
(Definition of latch from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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latchnoun [C]

 us   /lætʃ/
a fastening device for a door or gate
latch
verb [I/T]  us   /lætʃ/
[T] Make sure the cabinet door is latched so the cat can’t get in.
(Definition of latch from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “latch”
in Spanish pestillo…
in Vietnamese then cửa…
in Malaysian selak…
in Thai กลอน…
in French loquet…
in German das Schnappschloß…
in Chinese (Simplified) 闩,门闩…
in Turkish kapı mandalı, kilit dili, mandallı kilit…
in Russian щеколда, задвижка, американский замок…
in Indonesian kancing pintu…
in Chinese (Traditional) 閂,門閂…
in Polish zasuwka, rygiel, zatrzask…
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