Meaning of LATCH in English

LATCH

transcription, транскрипция: [ lætʃ ]

( latches, latching, latched)

1.

A latch is a fastening on a door or gate. It consists of a metal bar which you lift in order to open the door.

You left the latch off the gate and the dog escaped.

N-COUNT

2.

A latch is a lock on a door which locks automatically when you shut the door, so that you need a key in order to open it from the outside.

...a key clicked in the latch of the front door.

N-COUNT

3.

If you latch a door or gate, you fasten it by means of a latch.

He latched the door, tested it, and turned around to speak to Frank.

VERB : V n

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