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Meaning of LATCHSTRING

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  opener consisting of a string that can be passed through a hole in a door for raising the latch from outside
 

LATCHSTRING is a 11 letter word that starts with L.

 

 See Also: opener

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Latch"string`\, n.
A string for raising the latch of a door by a person outside.
It is fastened to the latch and passed through a hole above
it in the door.

{To find the latchstring out}, to meet with hospitality; to
   be welcome. (Intrusion is prevented by drawing in the
   latchstring.) [Colloq. U.S.]

 

 

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