Meaning of LATCH in English

LATCH

transcription, транскрипция: [ lætʃ ]

n. & v. --n. 1 a bar with a catch and lever used as a fastening for a gate etc. 2 a spring-lock preventing a door from being opened from the outside without a key after being shut. --v.tr. & intr. fasten or be fastened with a latch. ølatch on (often foll. by to) colloq. 1 attach oneself (to). 2 understand. on the latch fastened by the latch only, not locked. [prob. f. (now dial.) latch (v.) seize f. OE lóccan f. Gmc]

English main colloquial, spoken dictionary.      Английский основной разговорный словарь.