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butt hinge

noun
1.
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
1780-1790
First recorded in 1780-90
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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

noun
1.
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
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