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English definition of “hinge”

hinge

noun [C]     /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 .Doors and parts of doors hinged     /hɪndʒd/ adjective a hinged lid Doors and parts of doors
(Definition of hinge noun from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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