A sign of this is that few see the fate of an eventual meeting as hinging on an upcoming UN nuclear inspection of Iran.
The cross shapes had bent, hinging above the transverse arms.
A heavy strong twine may be used for hinging the wings to the body.
Now he laid his open palm on his bosom, and now hinging it abroad, he gallantly snapped his fingers in the air.
As to hinging on at the present rents, it is madness—the very extremity of madness.
The hinging is so arranged that any clearer can be easily removed.
For hinging upon that is the hopelessness, almost a dead, drear certainty, she will never have deliverance!
In hinging the brackets to the back see that they are high enough to support the lid at right angles to the box.
By hinging the sash to the top of the frame as shown in the illustration, it can be swung up out of the way when opened.
Ye dinna ken whether ye are to get the free scule o' Dumfries or no, after hinging on and teaching it a' the simmer?
c.1300, "the axis of the earth;" late 14c. as "movable joint of a gate or door," not found in Old English, cognate with Middle Dutch henghe "hook, handle," Middle Low German henge "hinge," from Proto-Germanic *hanhan (transitive), *hangen (intransitive), from PIE *konk- "to hang" (see hang (v.)). The notion is the thing from which a door hangs.
c.1600, "to bend," from hinge (n.). Meaning "turn on, depend" is from 1719. Related: Hinged; hinging.
A jointed or flexible device that allows the turning or pivoting of a part, such as a door or lid, on a stationary frame.
(Heb. tsir), that on which a door revolves. "Doors in the East turn rather on pivots than on what we term hinges. In Syria, and especially in the Hauran, there are many ancient doors, consisting of stone slabs with pivots carved out of the same piece inserted in sockets above and below, and fixed during the building of the house" (Prov. 26:14).