Meaning of LATCH in English
transcription, транскрипция: [ lætʃ ]
( latches, latching, latched)
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.
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.
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
Collins COBUILD Advanced Learner's English Dictionary. Английский словарь Коллинз COBUILD для изучающих язык на продвинутом уровне. 2006