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butt hinge

a hinge for a door or the like, secured to the butting surfaces rather than to the adjacent sides of the door and its frame.
Compare flap (def 20a).
Origin of butt hinge
First recorded in 1780-90 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • The butt hinge is let in as shown in the illustration, and the door when opened forms a close-fitting joint.

    Woodwork Joints William Fairham
British Dictionary definitions for butt hinge

butt hinge

a hinge made of two matching leaves, one recessed into a door and the other into the jamb so that they are in contact when the door is shut sometimes shortened to butt1
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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