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latchnoun [C]

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

latchverb [I or T]

uk   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 ​fasteningdevice for a ​door or ​gate
latch
verb [I/T]  us   /lætʃ/
[T] Make ​sure the ​cabinetdoor 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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